- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

BALLWIN, Mo. (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.


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