Wounded Ballwin Police officer will require “long-term medical care”

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BALLWIN, MO (KPLR)- Ballwin Police Officer Mike Flamion remains hospitalized in stable but critical condition after being wounded in the line of duty during a traffic stop on July 8, 2016.  On Tuesday, Ballwin Police Chief Kevin Scott reported that, though Officer Flamion is receiving excellent treatment for wounds to his neck, it is expected that he will require long-term medical care.

According to police, Flamion was shot from behind as he walked back to his car after stopping  Antonio Taylor for speeding  in the 300 block of New Ballwin Road. Taylor, 31, was arraigned Monday on charges of assault of a police officer, armed criminal action, and possessing a firearm as a felon.

Flamion has worked in Ballwin for two years. Before that he worked for the De Soto Police Department for seven years.

To support the officer and his family, please visit Officer Flamion’s GoFundMe page. There you will also find additional updates on his condition.

The BackStoppers Inc. is also assisting the family of Officer Flamion. Donations can be made at BackStoppers.org or by mail to:

The BackStoppers
PO Box 795168
St. Louis, MO 63179

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