Jon Brough
Date: 10/3/2008 Album ID: 606601
Almost two years ago, Belleville Police Sgt. Jon Brough was shot in the face during a stand-off with murder Larry Sicka. After several surgeries, physical therapy and doctor's visits, Jon Brough is back on his feet. He compares himself to Superman, "Like Superman, I got shot but I'm still okay."
October 3, 2008 - A photograph of Sgt. Jon Brough before he was shot and several awards and recognitions decorate the wall of the Brough's basement in Belleville.
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August 6, 2008 - Doctor J. Scott Ferguson examines the wounds from Jon Brough's leg surgery as, from left, Margaret Hook, Enam Haque and Wendy Brough listen and watch at the doctor's office building at St. Louis University Hospital. Ferguson and Hook have worked with Brough since his initial gunshot wound. Haque was brought over from plastic surgery for a consultation. The Broughs go for check ups every other week.  On this visit, they were checking in on how Brough's leg was healing. Bone was taken from his leg to use in his upper palette. Complications arose from this which lead to two surgeries to remove dead muscle and tisssue from Brough's leg.
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September 26, 2008 - Jon Brough is lead by his wife Wendy Brough as they leave Apex Physical Therapy in Belleville. Brough does physical therapy for his leg three times per week to gain strength and a full range of movement in his left leg again.
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September 26, 2008 - Jon Brough does physical therapy inside a HydroWorx rehabilitation pool with his therapist Rob Blumberg, right, at Apex Physical Therapy in Belleville. Brough does physical therapy for his leg three times per week to gain strength and a full range of movement in his left leg again.
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September 5, 2008 - Wendy Brough listens as her husband Jon Brough addresses officers enrolled in the Police Academy at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois. Brough has spoken to the officers a few times since he was shot. He talks about being shot in the line of duty and passionately tells the group he hopes none of them have to go through what he did.
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September 5, 2008 - Jon Brough addresses officers enrolled in the Police Academy at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois. Brough has spoken to the officers a few times since he was shot. He talks about being shot in the line of duty and passionately tells the group he hopes none of them have to go through what he did.
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September 26, 2008 - Jon Brough gets his hair cut by barber Bill Boeving at Boeving's Barbershop in Belleville. Brough has been getting his hair cut from Bill Boeving for decades. When Brough was too sick or weak to leave his home, Boeving came to his house to cut his hair for free.
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October 3, 2008 - Jon Brough says goodbye to his friend Jim Luchtefeld and his wife Dotti Luchtefeld at his home in Belleville. They left behind a fresh baked pie for Brough and his wife Wendy. Brough received prosthetic eyes on Wednesday.
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October 3, 2008 - Jon Brough shows his friend Jim Luchtefeld some of his old equipment from his time as a police officer that he keeps at his home in Belleville. Luchtefeld is planning on buying a shot gun, so Brough took the opportunity to show Lutchtefeld the model he owns. Brough says he loves the opportunity to show people his guns. He adds he hasn't had that opportunity much since he was shot.
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August 18, 2008 - Belleville police officers Craig Stafford, left, and Brian Dowdy, right, help Jon Brough up the stairs and through the back door at the Belleville City Hall. That night Brough received the 2008 Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois State Bar Association in the Council Chamber. Craig Stafford was there the day that Brough was shot and helped to get him medical help quickly after he was shot.
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August 18, 2008 - President of the Illinois State Bar Association Jack Carey, left, awards  Jon Brough the 2008 Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois State Bar Association in City Hall Monday in the Council Chamber. At right is Brough's wife Wendy.
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Saturday, August 23, 2008 - Ronda Brough hugs her brother Jon Brough at Niehaus Cycle Sales, Inc. in Litchfield before Jon Brough was awarded a trike. Brough received the trike in a contest from Lehman Trikes USA, Inc. and picked it up at Niehaus Cycle Sales, Inc. in Litchfield, Ill. After getting the trike, he rode on it with fellow Blue Knights Bob Biby to the Benld Brew Haus where the Blue Knights gathered to celebrate.  Elie Gardner | Post-Dispatch
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August 23, 2008 - Wendy Brough, left, and Jon Brough walk outside of Niehaus Cycle Sales, Inc. for the presentation of a new trike given to Jon Brough. Brough received the trike in a contest from Lehman Trikes USA, Inc. and picked it up at Niehaus Cycle Sales, Inc. in Litchfield, Ill. His fellow Blue Knights, Bob Biby and Dale Raymond, wrote an essay and entered Brough into the contest.
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August 23, 2008 - Jon Brough looks at his new trike with the use of his hands outside of the Benld Brew Haus. He spent a lot of time looking at the rims with his hands and asking the bystanders what the trike looked like.
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August 23, 2008 - Wendy Brough (center) laughs with her husband Jon Brough (left), his sister Ronda Brough (right) and other members of the Blue Knights at the Benld Brew Haus.
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August 23, 2008 - Bob Biby sits on the driver's seat of Jon Brough's new trike while Jon Brough waves goodbye to Marti Culp, (center) owner of the Benld Brew Haus. Brough's fellow Blue Knights, Bob Biby and Dale Raymond, wrote an essay and entered Brough into the contest to win the trike.
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