Two fundraisers will be held this weekend to support Vernon and his family, while the announced a special tribute to Vernon happening in September.
This weekend, the battle of the badges will host a golf tournament at the . The registration deadline ended June 22, but teams will be competing Friday at 7:30 a.m.
Also, the Ultimate Defense Firing Range will host a barbecue fundraiser Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the St. Peters facility, 590 Turner Blvd.
On Facebook, the City of Florissant Police Department announced that Sept. 19 will be “Mike Vernon Night at the Ballpark,” where he’ll be honored at the St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. The department is selling tickets now for a $25 donation. For more information about the fundraisers or baseball tickets, call Officer Andy Haarman at 314-830-6042.
The department also announced via Facebook that Officer Vernon underwent surgery Wednesday afternoon to remove bullet fragments from his lungs, which was successful. He’ll be recovering in the hospital before returning to the rehabilitation facility for more physical therapy.
For anyone interested in donating to Officer Mike Vernon and his family, all donations can be sent to:
Florissant Police Department
in care of Officer Mike Vernon
1700 N. Highway 67
Florissant, MO 63033