The Gary Sinise Foundation announced a plan Thursday to build a smart home for Officer Michael Flamion.

A shooting during a traffic stop left the Ballwin police officer paralyzed in July.

The house will have special features to help Flamion ease the burden of everyday life and gain some independence.

Flamion and his wife issued a statement, saying thank you to the community.

Gary Sinise played the role of "Lieutenant Dan" in the movie "Forest Gump". His foundation helps defenders, veterans, first responders and their families.

The Sinise Foundation is calling on the community to donate. If you'd like to make a donation, you can do so online at or through the mail at Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 50008, Studio City, CA 91614. Make checks payable to "Gary Sinise Foundation" and include a memo citing Officer Mike Flamion as the donation recipient.