Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reflections for Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton

Members of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police understand this pain. To honor Officers Tony Morelli and Eric Joering, our staff asks that everyone offer condolences and share this link. The Morelli, Joering and our Police families received love and support from all over the world when Tony and Eric were killed in the line of duty. That provided strength during that tragic time.

We ask that everyone send that same level of love and support to the immediate family of Officer Christopher Ryan Morton and the extended law enforcement family of the Clinton, Missouri Police Department.

The two additional officers who were shot are in our thoughts and prayers for a full and speedy recovery.

End of Watch Tuesday, March 6, 2018.


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your memory.


I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."
#WestervilleStrong

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

March 8, 2018

Thank you for your service. RIP

Sergeant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office

March 8, 2018

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Dept.

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

March 8, 2018

Thank You for your service Badge 319. For family and friends who mourn at this time, we mourn together. Find peace with Isaiah 57:1. Rest In Peace Badge 319

Police Officer Karim Henry
MPD

March 8, 2018

Officer Morton, Brother, it's always especially tragic when one of these animals decides to kill themselves AFTER hurting/killing innocent people. The people of Clinton, MO lost a dedicated Police Officer and all in Law Enforcement feel that pain as well. We also feel the anger.

Thank you for your service both to the people of Missouri and the nation as a whole.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

March 8, 2018

Rest in Peace, my brother.

Lieutenant Bernard Flint
DoD Police Division

March 8, 2018

May God be with Officer Morton and his family at this time. He gave his life so we may live free. There is no greater love of his fellow man. May he Rest In Peace.

Ret. Officer Joseph Neary
East Los Angeles

March 8, 2018

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

March 8, 2018

God bless you Officer Christopher Ryan Morton for your service and sacrifice.
Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to the Clinton Police Department. R.I.P Sir!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

March 8, 2018

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

March 8, 2018

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD
Colorado

March 8, 2018

Rest In Peace my Brother. Thank you for your service. Prayers for family and friends.

Lieutenant Shannon Yates
University of Southern Mississippi Police Dept

March 8, 2018

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Frank J Corasaniti II Retired Fire Lt.
Baltimore City Fire Department

March 8, 2018

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle Jr
Civilian

March 7, 2018

So tragic and such a waste of a young officer. May God comfort and watch over your loved ones. Praying for a rapid healing of your fellow officers. RIP officer Morton and may you never be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff (Retired) Glen Allison
Tarrant County Sheriff Dept. Ft Worth Texas

March 7, 2018

Thank you to Pamela Hotsinpiller for the daily prayers. They are appreciated and helpful.
Very very sorry to hear about another Clinton Police Officer, Christopher Morton being killed. I went to Officer Michaels funeral just 7 months ago and never imagined I'd be doing it again . Guys please, please, please be careful and watch each others backs. We have to stay safe and go home to our families every night.
I will pray for Chris and his family, both at home and in blue.

Detective William Carpenter
Kansas City Kansas Police Department

March 7, 2018

RIP, Officer Morton. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

March 7, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

March 7, 2018

I am sad to learn of the loss of a hero in Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton. I know our Heavenly Father has asked his Angles to escort Officer Morton home where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to the family, friends and peers of Officer Morton.

TW Martinez/Retired
State of New Mexico/JJS

March 7, 2018

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service, You won’t be forgotten.

Blessed are the peacemakers: For they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

March 7, 2018

So sad. Sorry for your lose:( This is horrible

Anna Nichols
Citizen

March 7, 2018

My heart breaks every time I read about another officer being killed... My brother Roger Lynch was killed back in 2005 while responding to a domestic dispute. I am so sorry. I understand your disbelief and the numb state of your mind right now. I will be praying for your family.

Judy Coleman
Sister of Roger Lynch (Livingston Co KY)

March 7, 2018

Courage, honor and dignity. Your final acts of life. This is your legacy.

Those of us behind will take the watch from here sir. It's our duty. Its our honor.

"Remington the few who ill of us they speak we are the only thing between the evil and the weak"


Until we meet again....

A Brother
Thin Blue Line, fellow sheepdog

March 7, 2018

As Officer Morton is at rest, may peace and blessings be bestowed upon his family.

FTO St.Clair
Chicago Police Department

March 7, 2018

Every morning I go to my knees.  During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm.  They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil.  If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain.  Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf.   Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years.  I pray that Christopher's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers.  God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain. 

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

March 7, 2018

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