Ferguson Missouri police officer Darren Wilson is under fire and under wraps since it was revealed that he was the policeman involved in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager.
A photo posted to Facebook six months ago shows the 28-year-old officer, who shot Michael Brown, setting off a series of protests that have at times turned violent.
The photo was posted by Wilson's father John Wilson who lives in Orange.
The picture shows a fathers praises, after his son received recognition from Ferguson PD, with the caption: "Very proud of my son, Darren Wilson on his receiving a commendation from his police department. Congratulations son."
John Wilson's Facebook is now de-activated and he said none of the family is talking publicly at this time, as advised by their attorneys
The Ferguson chief has said Wilson has been placed on paid leave pending the outcome of multiple investigations into the shooting
Wilson's father said he's keeping in contact with his son through phone calls. He said it's been a difficult time for the entire family.