Town reels from second officer killed in a year ago

08 March, 2018, 01:49 | Author: Terri Saunders
  • One Clinton police officer killed two others hurt in shooting

Morton is the second Clinton police officer in the past year to be killed in the line of duty. One of the officers was killed. "This remains a serious, dynamic scene. but important to remember this community lost Clinton PD Ofc Gary Michael in an on duty ambush past year".

Officer Ryan Morton, who was killed answering a 911 call Tuesday, was not one of the officers Graff knew. According authorities, Morton had been with the Clinton Police Department from February 2015 to January 2017. "Officer Christopher Ryan Morton gave the #UltimateSacrifice" she wrote.

"It's just another tragic event for this community and this police department", Sgt. Lowe said.

The Ottawa Police Department posted on their Facebook page, "The Ottawa Police Department again sends condolences to the citizens of Clinton, Missouri and their police department".

It's a sad day for the Clinton County officers as they lost a dear friend and colleague in a crossfire on March 6, 2018.

According to law enforcement and WDAF, two Clinton police officers have been wounded after they were called out to a disturbance.

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Our heartfelt condolences to the Clinton, MO Police Department who had another one of their officers killed in the line of duty overnight.

During the 911 call, officers heard two women screaming in the background. There was no early word on the condition of the two wounded officers.

The patrol reported a SWAT team entered the residence at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday and found the suspect dead.

"We're still piecing everything together", Sgt. Bill Lowe, from Missouri State Highway Patrol, told ABC News.

The officer killed Tuesday returned to the department after Michael's death a year ago, Lowe said. The officers arrived at a home near S. Orchard and W. Ohio Street after receiving a 911 call. In August 2017, Gary Michael, was fatally shot after pulling over a driver for a traffic violation.

The suspect in last year's incident was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of armed criminal action, both felonies.

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