Clinton Police Officers Shot, 1 Killed

Cop shot dead, 2 others wounded, suspect found dead in home after standoff

Lowe said Morton had been with the Clinton Police Department "for a while".

Police said the shooter was found dead inside the home where the 911 call originated, WDAF reported.

"Three Clinton police officers have been shot in a residence.One of the officers was killed". According to CNN, the two other officers are in stable condition and are being treated for gunshot wounds, one in the arm and the other in the shoulder. The trio of officers entered the home, intending to apprehend the suspect.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News.

Kansas City TV station KSHB reports that Ofc.

"It's hard to put into words what you go through when you have an officer killed in the line of duty, and then to have it happen to a department after a short period of time, that's hard to wrap your head around", Lowe said Tuesday.

In August of 2017 Clinton Police officer Gary Michael was shot and killed during a traffic stop. The officers arrived at a home near S. Orchard and W. Ohio Street after receiving a 911 call. It is unclear if Waters took his own life or if he was killed when officers shot back.

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

"Officer Christopher Ryan Morton gave the ultimate sacrifice last night, and I am grieved to hear of his passing".

Morton, who joined the Army in November 2005 and was twice deployed, returned in May 2014 from Afghanistan, where he served as a bridge crew member and radio communications manager.

The patrol said Morton was a full-time Clinton officer from February 2015 through January 2017, when he temporarily became a reserve officer.

"It's just devastating", Henry County Sheriff Kent Oberkrom said.

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

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

When Harley Graff heard about the shooting death of a police officer in Clinton late Tuesday, he looked to find out if it was an officer he knew.

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