Lemonade stand raises $4K for St. Louis officer

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DALLAS (AP) – Some enterprising children who wanted to help a suburban St. Louis officer who was shot and wounded during a traffic stop had a lot of helpful and generous customers.

The 10 children organized a lemonade stand in West St. Louis County on Sunday to raise funds for Ballwin Police Officer Mike Flamion.

He was in critical but stable condition Monday after being shot by a man he stopped for speeding on Friday.

KMOX reports (http://cbsloc.al/29QIyMD ) that the kids hoped to raise about $20, but ended the day with $4,000.

A mother of one of the children, Kate Gieseler, said a Dierbergs store donated all the ingredients and items when store officials heard what the children were doing.

Several police and fire officials came to the stand Sunday to lend support.

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