Missouri officer killed, 2 wounded responding to 911 call

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The Kansas Highway Patrol tweeted, "We extend our thoughts and our honest condolences to the Clinton, Missouri Police Department, as well as the family and friends of Officer Christopher Morton, who was shot and killed last night".

Ofc. Christopher Ryan Morton died in the shooting, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. When they went inside, the suspect shot and killed one officer and hurt two others.

Police received the 911 call at about 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday.

The shooter then barricaded himself in the home and was discovered dead by a SWAT team shortly after midnight.

In the shooting death of Gary Michael, the suspect Ian McCarthy was charged with first-degree murder.

But for Graff and others in this town of about 8,800, the news of another fallen officer was hard to take.

The two women who originally called 911 ere not injured.

Morton is the second Clinton police officer in the past year to be killed in the line of duty. Officer Gary Michael was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop last August. He is survived by his parents and siblings.

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

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Missouri Public Safety Chief of Operations Gregg Favre tweeted: "State and local resources are on this scene in Clinton, Missouri".

According to Morton's Facebook page, the officer graduated from Knob Noster High School, he attended the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and served in the National Guard as well as the US Army.

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

In our era, the people who walk our streets and defend the defenseless are given an honored name: they are called police officers.

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

Officer Michael died just seven months ago, which was already a big loss to the department.

"We're pretty good friends with the police here; I've grown up with them", Graff said.