Eau Claire Police Officer Honored

An Eau Claire officer is being honored Friday for selflessly helping a homeless man.

Officer Mike Glennon received the National Medal of Commendation for giving a homeless man the coat off his back and his own personal sleeping bag this past November.

Glennon says the sight of the man trying to stay warm with a piece of carpet was something he's never seen in Eau Claire.

He says he's honored but was just helping someone who had no place to go.

"To tell you the truth, the fact that he recognized it was the recognition all I needed,” Glennon says. “That he appreciated the action - that's all that I needed.”

Glennon received the award this morning during a ceremony at the Eau Claire police headquarters.