BALLWIN, MO (KTVI)- Wounded Ballwin Police Officer Mike Flamion was presented with the Law Enforcement Purple Heart and Medal of Valor during Monday night’s city council meeting.
Students from Selvidge Middle School also presented Flamion with an American Flag. He also received a standing ovation from those in attendance.
“It’s great to be back home,” said Flamion during an interview after the meeting.
Flamion was left paralyzed after being shot during a traffic stop in July. He was flanked by his fellow officers and his wife Sarah during Monday’s presentations.
The couple is currently living in an apartment until a house being built to accommodate his needs is finished.
“It’s important for us to make sure the community knows how thankful we are for everything they’re doing for us and have already done for us,” said Sarah Flamion. “This community is wonderful and we’re glad to be back and to be able to be a part of it now.”
Ballwin Police Chief Kevin Scott promised Flamion that he will be an important part of the police department for as long as he wants, even though technically he is retired.
“I assure you there will never be a disconnect between Mike Flamion and the Ballwin Police Department.”
“It’s great to be back with my squad, with the Ballwin Police Department and with the citizens of Ballwin,” said Flamion. “It’s something that has physically changed me, but I still have my mind.”