Paralyzed Ballwin officer honored
BALLWIN (AP) — A suburban St. Louis police officer paralyzed after a shooting in July has been honored with the Law Enforcement Purple Heart and Crusade Against Crime Medal of Valor.
A ceremony Monday night honored Mike Flamion, retired from the Ballwin Police Department after the shooting. The ceremony was during a meeting of the Ballwin City Council.
Students from a middle school presented Flamion with an American flag, and he received a standing ovation.
Antonio Taylor of St. Louis is accused of shooting Flamion during a traffic stop. Taylor is charged with first-degree assault of a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a weapon.