Las Vegas cop shot in the head may be on a ventilator for rest of his life

Las Vegas cop shot in the head may be on a ventilator for rest of his life
Shay Mikalonis (Image: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

[Ed. – This story hasn’t been worth the time or attention of the media, none of which have reported it.]

A Las Vegas cop who was shot in the head attempting to disperse a crowd of protesters on the Vegas Strip last week will likely need to be on a ventilator for the rest of his life, his family announced Tuesday.

The family of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Shay Mikalonis, 29, updated his condition in a statement released through the police department.

“Shay is on a ventilator and will be for the foreseeable future or perhaps the rest of his life,” the statement said.

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Mikalonis is listed in critical condition at the University Medical Center trauma unit in Las Vegas, and is awake and “appears to recognize his family,” the family said.

“He had a set back today, but the outstanding staff at UMC is working hard to get his vitals back under control,” the update said.

The four-year veteran of the force underwent surgery … Tuesday.

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