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Injured Vegas officer Shay Mikalonis honored by city council

Posted at 11:59 AM, May 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 16:51:44-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas City Council honored a first responder injured in the line of duty.

Wednesday, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer Shay Mikalonis was named the May 2021 citizen of the month.

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In June 2020, Mikalonis was shot and seriously injured during the local George Floyd protests.

Accepting the honor on his behalf was Mikalonis' stepfather who told the council his stepson thought there were people more deserving of the acknowledgment.

Mikalonis' family also praised the ambulance crews and staff at the University Medical Center for their help.

Last month, Mikalonis returned to Las Vegas after spending about eight months in a Denver hospital.