Paralyzed Officer Mike Flamion overwhelmed by the support from St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Hold the line for Officer Flamion. That's what west St. Louis County residents are trying to do Friday night.

There have been several benefits and fund-raisers for Officer Mike Flamion. He was wounded and paralyzed nearly three months ago. To hear these people talk about it, you would think this was the only one and the shooting happened last week.

The Officer Flamion fund-raiser Friday night has all the trappings of the social event of the Fall season. Representatives of many different organizations and businesses are here to lend their support to the Ballwin Police officer, who is paralyzed after he was shot during a routine traffic stop July 8.

"We are setting up a couple signs for people's yard. We also have a couple bracelets. I have a couple here at say Ballwin Strong." said Flamion supporter Emily Baur.

Ballwin Police Sergeant Dan Hawk just returned from visiting Officer Flamion.

"Mike's in great spirits. He can talk to you fully now. We just got back from visiting him out in Colorado where he's re-habbing. Doing great. We kind of told him how much support he has here. I don't think he realized how much support he has. And he just kept saying, 'Wow, wow, wow,' when we told him what people have done for him." said Ballwin Police Sgt. Dan Hawk.