Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Christopher Ryan Walsh

Springfield Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, March 16, 2020

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Reflections for Police Officer Christopher Ryan Walsh

My Deepest Sympathy to the family, friends and coworkers of this Fallen Officer. Thank you for your Dedication, Service and Protection. You Will Always Be Remembered As The True HERO That You Are. RIP Sir.

Diane Waynant-Murray Sister of Inspector Brian Waynant SR. WPD/ WFD 03/01/2010

March 19, 2020


G P P D. C565

March 19, 2020

Walsh family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Officer Walsh thank you for your Service to your Country,Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Sgt Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls, OH Police Department

March 19, 2020

RIP from the State of Florida

President Bobby Jenkins
Florida State FOP Lodge

March 19, 2020

A tragic loss...Thank you, brother, for your bravery and service. Prayers for the community and all the families of those lost.

CRO Sam Penland
Parkland College PD

March 19, 2020

My deepest condolences go out to the family of Officer Walsh and to the members of the Springfield Police Department on this tragic loss. May Chris Rest in Peace.

Retired Sergeant Nick Stasinopoulos
Chicago Police Department

March 19, 2020

Rest In Peace Officer Walsh

DOD Officer James Friedman (Retired)

March 19, 2020

Rest in peace Ofc. Walsh. My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the SPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

March 19, 2020

I don't even know where to start...I keep reading the articles involving the shooting over and over, and it breaks my heart every time. I know that the City of Springfield is so very fortunate to have officers of the highest caliber and professionalism. I pray that Officer Walsh's wife and child, fellow officers, and the community finds peace in knowing you passed away doing what you loved...the dream job for those who understand. "Blessed are the Peacemakers"...
Officer Walsh, my son and I will continue to pray for your family, and your brothers and sisters of Springfield PD.

Senior Officer Allen Layton
DOJ/BOP Springfield, MO

March 19, 2020

Rest easy brother.

Trooper A. Wolfe
Michigan State Police

March 19, 2020

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

Author Unknown

E.C. Proft Chief Deputy retired

March 18, 2020

Thank you for your service. You perished a hero, to become an angel!

Shelly Lockhart

March 18, 2020

Rest in peace, Officer Walsh. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time. May God stand in the gap of your absence and provide an extra measure of love and protection for your young daughter.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

March 18, 2020

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

March 18, 2020

The DeKalb, IL Police Department thanks you for your service. To the family and friends of Police Officer Christopher Walsh, our thoughts and prayers are with you! RIP Officer Walsh! God Bless.

DeKalb, IL Police Department

March 18, 2020

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

March 18, 2020

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

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

March 18, 2020

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo
Nassau County PD, NY

March 18, 2020

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

March 18, 2020

Requiescat in Pacem

Police Officer Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

March 18, 2020



March 18, 2020

Thank you brother for your service to this great country and your community. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family. Rest in peace.

Detective Captain Woody Fowler
Henry County Police Dept. McDonough, GA

March 18, 2020

I called my God in question,
Lord how can this thing be,
To let the wicked woodsman
Cut down this precious tree?
Thou could have took an older tree
That wind and time had worn;
Why take this young and perfect one
That hardly fruit has born.

On whispering wings of silent thought
My God then answered me:
Who told thee that the woodsman
Had harrmed our precious tree?
I've had this tree transplanted,
Removed it from thy face!
Look to where the young tree stood,
Behold the empty place!

For I have land more suited
For such a wonderous tree,
And one so full of promise
I wanted close to me!

From a poem left at the Vietnam War Memorial
Author unknowname
Taken from the book: Shrapnel in the heart
By Laura Palmer

Gary Brainard

March 18, 2020

Thank you for your service Officer Walsh. You will always be remembered. And heroes never die. God bless you and your family sir.

Patrick Wrafter Sgt (Ret)
Madison Co (NY) Sheriffs Office

March 18, 2020

We worked together a few times when I worked on the ambulance. You were a great cop and good guy all around. You won’t be forgotten. Rest In Peace brother.

Officer Andrew Bean
Missouri Department of Corrections

March 18, 2020

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