Suspect in Missouri officer's killing was ex-convict

08 March, 2018, 01:51 | Author: Franklin Nunez
  • One police officer was shot dead and two others were wounded in a standoff with a gunman in Clinton Mo. on Tuesday said the Henry County Sheriff's Office

Morton worked as a full-time Clinton police officer from February 12, 2015, to January 10, 2017.

Officer Christopher Ryan Morton, 30, was killed in the line of duty Tuesday night shortly after 9pm, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.

The suspect was found dead inside the home after a standoff with authorities, Clinton police said.

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Of the two other officers injured, one suffered "moderate" injuries while the third suffered minor injuries, according to Lowe.

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Said Sgt. Bill Lowe of the Missouri Highway Patrol: "It goes without saying that these officers put themselves in jeopardy on a daily basis". The policemen entered the residence house, and all three received bullet wounds from the shooter, WDAF reported.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. He joined the Clinton Police Department in 2015, then left in early 2017 for a job at the VA in Kansas City before returning in September. He then worked as a reserve officer until September 24, 2017, when he returned to the force full time. A woman also was taken into custody at the home. After getting those officers out from the residence, they were transported to the hospital and treated for their injuries.

'We are saddened to hear the news regarding Clinton, Mo Police Officer Chris Morton this morning.

Christopher Ryan Morton, who goes by Ryan, made the ultimate sacrifice.

Friends described Morton as an officer and friend who had a big heart, and who was always willing to help others.

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Morton "served with distinction for the citizens of Clinton" as a full-time police officer, the state patrol tweeted. Numerous agencies assisted including Clinton PD, Henry County Sheriff's Office and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

Lowe spoke about the bravery of the Clinton Police Department and the community.

"We can still hear shots being fired", said Toliver.

Sgt. Lowe said Morton had been with the department for a while.

"It's just another tragic event for this community and especially this police department".

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