Police Officer Christopher Ryan Walsh

Police Officer Christopher Ryan Walsh

Springfield Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, March 16, 2020

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Christopher Ryan Walsh

Police Officer Chris Walsh was shot and killed as he and another officer confronted an active shooter at a convenience store at 2885 E Chestnut Expressway.

Dispatchers had received numerous calls about shootings at various locations throughout the city between 11:24 pm and 11:43 pm, including one reporting a vehicle crash and shooting at the convenience store. Officer Walsh and another officer arrived at the scene and immediately engaged the shooter.

Both officers were shot in the ensuing exchange of gunfire. Additional officers who arrived at the scene extricated both officers and transported them to the hospital where Officer Walsh passed away.

The subject committed suicide before being taken into custody. Prior to exchanging shots with the officers, the man shot four citizens inside of the store, killing three of them.

Officer Walsh was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Springfield Police Department for 3-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 1827
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 15, 2020
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Christopher Ryan Walsh, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our prayers and thoughts to the other officer and citizen that were wounded for a safe and speedy recovery. We also send our sincerest sympathy to the families of the three citizens that were killed. We thank Officer Walsh's service as a United States Army Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

April 3, 2020

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