WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today released the following statement on the death of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Morton, who was killed in the line of duty.
“Officer Christopher Morton put his life on the line in service to his community and our nation, and we are deeply saddened by his loss,” Blunt said. “Officer Morton’s death is yet another stark reminder of the danger our law enforcement men and women face every day. Every time they put on the uniform, they put our lives and our safety ahead of their own. We are forever grateful to them and their families for their sacrifice. Our thoughts are with Officer Morton’s family, the two officers who were injured, and the Clinton Police Department.”
(2/2) Two others injured. It's 7 mo to the day from when Clinton Officer Gary Michael was killed. I met with the dept last year after that incident; they're an amazing, professional, dedicated, caring unit. My prayers are with them all. #thinblueline #nogreaterlove @MSHPTrooperA
— Rep. Vicky Hartzler (@RepHartzler) March 7, 2018