Officer Jon McIntosh was in the middle of processing a drunk driving case in the early morning hours of May 28 when the call came. The Florissant Police Department was in need of aid after one of their own was shot in the line of duty.
Officer Mike Vernon was shot while investigating a burglary case. The gunman was still at large.
Officer McIntosh was sent to help and arrived while the ambulance with Officer Vernon was still on scene.
Officer McIntosh told Patch in an interview Thursday that he teamed up with a K-9 Officer from Ferguson who did not have a partner. Together, they tracked the suspect for between half a mile and a mile, through neighborhoods.
"There he goes!" McIntosh said as they spotted a man fitting the description. After still more tracking, McIntosh and his partner found the suspect who had actually been stopped by Florissant Police, but not yet handcuffed.
For his efforts McIntosh was honored as the Creve Coeur Police Officer of the Quarter in a ceremony Thursday afternoon.
During that ceremony, he was also presented with a certificate of recognition by the city of Florissant.
McIntosh said he's had no contact with Officer Vernon since that night, but reiterated thoughts and prayers in support of Vernon's recovery.
Patch will recap other awards for recognition handed out at the quarterly ceremony throughout this week.