Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton

Clinton Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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Reflections for Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton

Today, I will not answer the radio call that you boyfriend has come home drunk and is beating you again. Today I will not answer the radio call that your 16 year old daughter, who is very responsible, is four hours late coming home from school. Today I will not answer the radio call that your store has been robbed or your house has been burglarized. Today I will not stop a drunk driver from killing someone. I will not catch a rapist or a murder or a car theft. Today I will not answer the radio call that a man has a gun or tried to abduct a child or that someone has been stabbed or has been in a terrible accident. Today I will not save your child that you locked in the car or the child you were to busy to watch who went outside and fell into swimming pool. No, today I will not do that. Why? Because Today I was killed be a drunk driver while I was helping push a disabled car off the highway. Today I was was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop to simply tell someone that they has taillight out. Today I was killed in traffic accident rushing to help a citizen. Today I was shot and killed serving a warrant on a know drug dealer. Today I was killed be a man when I came by to do a welfare check because his family was to busy. Today I was killed trying to stop a bank robbery or a grocery store robbery. Today I was killed doing my job.

A chaplain and a officer will go to a house and tell a mom and dad or a wife or husband or mother or father I won’t be coming home today. The flags at many police stations were flown at half-mast but most people won’t know why. There will be a funeral and my fellow officers will come, a twenty-one-gun salute will be given, and taps will be played as I am laid to rest my name will be put on a plaque , on a wall , in a building, in a city somewhere. A folded flag will be placed on a mantel or a bookcase in a home somewhere and a family will morn.

There will be no cries for justices. There will be no riots in the streets. There will be no officers marching , screaming “no justice, no peace.” No citizens will scream that something must be done. No windows will be smashed, no cars burned , no stones thrown,no names called. Only someone crying themselves to sleep tonight will be the only sign that I was cared about.
I was a police officer

Kaitlyn Lengel

May 22, 2019

Today a mile of my workout was dedicated in remembrance of you sir. Rest easy brother.

Lance Corporal Thomas Graham
South Carolina Highway Patrol

April 28, 2019

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 6, 2019

Greater love hath no man than this.........

In the quiet moment of the day I reflect back and you make me smile. Thank you, brother.

Deputy Chief Gene E. Parker
Veterans Affairs Police

November 16, 2018

I hope that everyone can find comfort in Revelation 21:4 where it says, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we see him again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 16, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Christopher was killed in the line of duty.

To the Morton family, fellow officers, and all who call Christopher beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you. In reading the many reflections left for you, I can see what an impact you made on so many people.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Christopher gave to his community and the citizens of Missouri and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 6th, 2018.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 28, 2018

Officer Morton,

Thank you and your family for your sacrifice. May you rest in the arms of the Lord.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

June 2, 2018

Deepest condolences to Family, Department and Friends. Visit the web site ImagineHeaven.net for a glimpse of the Glorious Reunions awaiting. All law enforcement men and women indeed qualify as "Foxhole Christians" with their duty dangers. As Ray Comfort at LivingWater.com says "Passing is the doormat they wipe their feet on before entering Heaven.” It is our belief they will hear from the Lord Himself. “Do not fear. for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom” (Luke 12:12).

Joe Lanier (a former Asst. Chief of Jasper, Texas PD)

April 16, 2018

Clinton has lost another local and national hero. Our hearts are broken again as another soul dedicated to serving and protecting others is taken from us too soon.

Thank you for your selflessly chosing to serve and protect. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, blood and blue. RIP.
Brandy L. Baker

April 8, 2018

R.I.P. BROTHER Morton!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

April 2, 2018

May God's angles carry you into Paradice.

Na
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March 21, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Morton. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Clinton Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

March 21, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Cpl. John Fisher
Missouri Capitol Police

March 19, 2018

Very sad. Rest in Peace Brother.

Corporal (Ret) Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

March 12, 2018

Rest in Peace brother. Till Valhalla

Police Officer Ahmed Danso-Faried
White Plains Police Department

March 12, 2018

Thoughts and prayers for your family, may you rest in eternal peace.

Lieutenant Lou Tavizon
Deming Police Department, Deming, New Mexico, USA

March 12, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother . Your a true hero .

Special Police Officer , Clark PD .A, Ar
Clark ,NJ

March 12, 2018

God, filled with mercy, dwelling in the heavens' heights,
bring proper rest beneath the wings of your Lord,
amid the ranks of the holy and the pure,
illuminating like the brilliance of the skies the soul of Christopher Morton who went to his eternal place of rest.
May You who are the source of mercy shelter him beneath Your wings eternally,
and bind his soul among the living, that he may rest in peace. And let us say: Amen.

Bill Mann
Civilian Supporter
South Pasadena, CA

March 12, 2018

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

March 12, 2018

I left a comment earlier but I thought those words I left do not show enough respect or are not worthy to show tribute to such a man. Officer Morton is an american hero. He was deployed and kept out enemy at bay taking the fight to them instead of letting them fight here in our streets. He served as a Police officer and again showed loyalty and caring for his fellow man and that alone speaks volumes. That can't be taught but it can only come from the purest of hearts. A warriors heart. To the parents and siblings thank you for bringing and sharing such a hero for all the world to see. I read this quote somewhere but thinking about you son it feels right to say. In Valor there is hope. I wished I had better worlds that were worthy enough . My respect and prayers to the Morton family always.

Sgt. David Osborne Jr
Tennessee Highway Patrol

March 11, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 11, 2018

May God welcome you with open arms. Thank you for your service.

Sgt David Osborne Jr
Tennessee Highway Patrol

March 11, 2018

Morton family may God grant you all with a speedy healing.
Officer Morton thank you for your service to your Country and to your Community and for the Ultimate Sacrifice in the line of duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

March 10, 2018

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

March 10, 2018

Thank you Officer Morton for giving your life in the line of duty for your community and our Nation. Your sacrifice will always be remembered. May the amazing grace of God surround your family and friends during this most difficult of times, and be their strength in the days ahead.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County MI Sheriff's Office

March 10, 2018

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