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2 officers were shot outside Ferguson police HQ last night

Two officers were shot outside police headquarters in Ferguson, Missouri, early Thursday morning after a long night of protests. The officers are conscious and being treated at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

At a news conference, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said one of the officers, a 41-year-old from his department, was struck in the shoulder. The other, a 32-year-old from the nearby Webster Groves Police Department, was shot in the face. 

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If you’ve visited Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO recently, you may have noticed the benevolent bronze gaze of Barnes Hospital’s founder, Robert A. Barnes. The St. Louis philanthropist’s bust has been watching over his hospital and its patients since the very beginning. From Barnes Hospital’s dedication in 1914 to the present day, the bust has stood guard in a number of different locations, both inside and outside the hospital.