(KPLR)-A man who nearly gave his life to protect others, is once again joining the American Red Cross in urging residents to donate blood. In November 2006, Sergeant Jon Brough was a member of a police tactical response team that swarmed a home where a murder suspect was hiding. Brough was shot in the face upon entering the home. At the hospital, Brough received 12 units of blood in his initial surgeries. He received many more in his follow up care and treatment.
Once again this year, the Quail Club and The Millstadt Optimists will host a blood drive in Sgt. Brough's honor. It will be held at the Quail Club on Concordia Church Road in Belleville on Tuesday, July 15 from 2pm-7pm. Walk ins are welcome, but if you'd like to make an appointment visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and use the sponsor code QuailClub. All who come to donate will receive a special t-shirt designed by Sgt. Brough.
More information: Sgt. Jon Brough Blood Drive