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UPDATE: Vegas officer remains on ventilator; family thanks community

Dozens show support during 'Shay Day' fundraiser
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Posted at 11:04 AM, Jun 10, 2020

UPDATE JUNE 13: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Dispatch social media page shared an update on injured LVMPD Officer Shay Mikalonis' condition.

As of June 12, Officer Mikalonis remains on a ventilator and is paralyzed from the neck down, according to his family in the social media post.

But he is awake and seems to be able to recognize family members. Mikalonis has also been tentatively accepted into a spine rehabilitation center.

His family thanked everyone for showing their support during the "Shay Day" fundraiser on Thursday, along with praising the staff at the University Medical Center for the care he has received.

UPDATE JUNE 11: Dozens from across the valley donated money to support injured Las Vegas Police Officer Shay Mikalonis during Thursday's 'Shay Day' fundraiser.

Family members thanked everyone at the fundraiser as visitors were able to share messages of hope, and make donations to help Mikalonis and his family.

Officer Mikalonis remains in critical condition at the University Medical Center after he was shot during a Black Lives Matter demonstration.

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The Injured Police Officers Fund (IPOF) is hosting a fundraiser on Thursday for Officer Shay Mikalonis, who was shot while on duty at a Las Vegas protest on June 1.

Mikalonis remains hospitalized in critical condition.

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On Wednesday police shared a tweet with an update on his condition:

"Shay Day" will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 11 at the Sahara West Urgent Care parking lot, IPOF says.

The organizations asks the community to come together and support his recovery.

There will be a card attendees can sign for the injured officer, and IPOF says it is collecting donations that go directly to his family.

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IPOF says attendees can donate directly from their car while practicing social distancing.

You can also donate online at ipof.vegas.

Sahara West Urgent Care is located on 6125 W Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department dispatch also shared this Tweet Wednesday evening: