WRIGHT COUNTY, Missouri- A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper was shot Wednesday morning while on duty according to authorities. The unidentified peace officer was transported by air to a Springfield hospital.
— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) July 18, 2018
Missouri Governor Mike Parson identified the trooper as Rob Crewse.
There will be a news conference about the trooper-involved shooting in Wright County today. The news conference will be held at 4 p. m. at the Mansfield City Council Chambers, at 122 North Business Highway 60, Mansfield, Missouri. https://t.co/P0xUAXFl6Z
— MSHP Troop G (@MSHPTrooperG) July 18, 2018
Sgt. Jeff Kinder, Troop G says the trooper was investigating a suspicious call about a vehicle when he was shot. Sgt. Kinder says one person is in custody for the shooting. The medical condition of the wounded trooper has not been released, but sources say he was alert and talking.
Trooper Crewse graduated from the Patrol Academy on May 3, 2003. He began his training on October 20, 2002, in Jefferson City at the Missouri State Highway Patrol General Headquarters, according to the MSHP.
Crewse is a graduate of Mountain Grove High School, Mountain Grove, Missouri. He earned his associates degree in criminal justice from Mineral Area College, Park Hills, Missouri. Prior to joining the Patrol, Trooper Crewse was employed as a welder and a fabricator for eleven years with L and R Industries in Cabool, Missouri. Trooper Crewse is married to the former Christy Gilley, Mountain Grove, and they have four children: Branson, Mattison, Makenna, and Caitlynn.
This is a developing story.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the trooper's family, as an MSHP Trooper was shot in the line of duty today in Wright County, Missouri. https://t.co/6BugxRRy12
— @BransonPolice (@bransonpolice) July 18, 2018