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Up to 5,000 attend fundraiser for Officer Michael Vernon

Fundraiser at Job’s Pub called Big Success; People can still donate to Officer Michael Vernon fund (see address below)

crowd In front of Joe's Pub

photos by Bob Lindsey

A few thousand people from the Florissant and other areas attend the fundraiser for Florissant Police Officer Michael Vernon who recovering from gunshot wounds suffered while on duty May 26. The  fundraiser event at Joe’s Pub in Old Town Florissant featured live music, raffles and drawings, too.

Officer Vernon is currently being treated at DePaul Hospital Vernon has a spinal cord injury . He  is reported to be in  high spirits, and he is determined to fight through his injuries.  He  has expressed appreciation to the community’s outpouring of support.

KSHE tent at Joe's Pub

Warrants were issued Monday, May 28,  charging Brian Lamont Cannon Jr.  of St. Louis with the shooting of Officer Vernon.

If anyone is wishing to make a donation to Officer Vernon and his family, donations can be made to:

Florissant Police Welfare Association, in care of Officer Michael Vernon, 1700 North Highway 67, Florissant, MO. 63031

tables were set up in front of Jo's Pub

crowd in front of C/O Officer Mike Vernon



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