On Monday evening, the City of Florissant will officially honor Police Officer Mike Vernon with a Purple Heart for his injuries he sustained on Memorial Day.
Officer Vernon and 10 other officers will be honored during the Florissant City Council meeting for their work and investigation for their work of a burglary and shooting suspect in May, according to Florissant Police Department spokesman Andy Haarman. The 10 officers will receive commendations from Mayor Tom Schneider and Police Chief William Karabas.
Vernon was shot in the line of duty May 28 while investigating a burglary in the area. Hours later, officers arrested Brian Cannon Jr., who was later charged with burglary and the assault of an officer.
The Florissant City Council meeting will take place Monday at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.