- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) - A nonprofit organization founded by actor Gary Sinise plans to build a specially adapted “smart home” for a suburban St. Louis police officer who was paralyzed after being shot during a traffic stop.

Ballwin officer Michael Flamion is undergoing rehabilitation at a hospital in Colorado that specializes in spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Details of the new home for Flamion were outlined Thursday.

The Gary Sinise Foundation has already purchased a property in Ballwin and is seeking donations from the public to help build the home.

Flamion and his wife released a video message thanking the public for its support.

Flamion was injured in July. A suspect is jailed.

Ballwin police chief Kevin Scott says Flamion is expected to return home in about a month.


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