A 37-year old Clinton police officer has been killed and 2 other officers were injured Tuesday night in a shooting. This is the second Clinton officer shot and killed in the line of duty in the past year! Very tragic for such a young officer and his family.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the police officers were shot at about 9:30 p.m. when they entered a residence in the small town of Clinton, it’s about 75 miles southeast of Kansas City.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol initially reported the Clinton Police Department, SWAT teams and the Henry County Sheriff’s Department were outside the residence where the suspect was barricaded. By 12:30 a.m. local time, officers had entered the residence and found the suspect dead.
The officer who was killed had worked for Clinton police before Michael’s death, and returned to the department after he had died.