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Community comes together to support injured Ballwin police officer

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(KMOV.com) – A community is sending their love, support, and prayers to a Ballwin police officer after he was shot and seriously injured on Friday.

Dozens of volunteers showed up at Selvidge Middle School to make blue ribbons for the Ballwin Police Department. The ribbons will go on people’s mailboxes, all in support of the injured officer.

“The Blue Ribbon Campaign is to show all the police officers we’re all just one big team,” said Ballwin Mayor Tim Pogue. “We all have each other’s backs. Everyday. That’s a tough job for them to do. They choose to put that badge on every day and it’s nice to know the community is there to support them.”

Just a few feet from where the suspect, Antonio Taylor, 31, allegedly shot the officer, families in the subdivision placed flags, flowers, and ribbons. Though shaken up and upset, many residents say they aren’t going to let this break their community.

“Best wishes for a speedy recovery and our love and support is with him,” said Susan Baldwin, who lives in the area. “We absolutely have the best wishes for him. We are sending our thoughts and prayers.”

Right now, the investigation is still ongoing and investigators are asking anyone who may have surveillance video or cell phone video to contact Ballwin or the St. Louis County Police Departments.

A GoFundMe has been created for the officer. To donate, click here.

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