ST. LOUIS, Mo. — One of the players that helped the Blues earn their first Stanley Cup trophy made a special visit to the family of fallen officer Michael Langsdorf last week. Pat Maroon posed for pictures with his children, parents, friends, and fiancée, Kim Haag according to a statement obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A picture posted by the St. Louis Hero Network is now going viral.
— St. Louis HERO Network (@stlheronetwork) July 2, 2019
The visit lasted for about an hour. Langsdorf was a Blues fan. He took his family to the team’s Stanley Cup Championship parade held a few weeks ago.
Langsdorf was shot on June 23 while answering a bad check call at a market in the St. Louis County town of Wellston, Missouri. Police say Kawynn Smith gave Bonette Meeks Jr. fraudulent checks to cash while Smith waited in a car outside. They have both been charged with murder. The officer was buried Monday.
The St. Louis Hero Network is a non-profit that supports area first responders and military families. They promote hiring first responders and military personnel and promote a directory of businesses that support them.
“Pat Maroon put himself into some rather select company. A St. Louis native winning a championship in his hometown. Mike Shannon, David Freese, Ed Macauley, also come to mind. The Blues forward is now a free agent, but wherever he lands, the legacy in St. Louis is not in question,” writes FOX 2 Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne.
We already knew this, but here’s further proof we’ve got a special group of St. Louisans playing in the NHL. Chris Wideman and Pat Maroon spent 45 minutes today with family/friends of fallen MO police officer Michael Langsdorf. “It was tough but I’m glad we went,” Wideman said.
— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) July 2, 2019