Officer Christopher Ryan Morton

Clinton Police Department

The officer killed in the line of duty Tuesday evening in Clinton is 30-year-old Christopher Ryan Morton.  He had taken the position in the Clinton Police Department of police officer, Gary Michael, who was killed on the job last fall, according to the Missouri Governor's office.

Morton and two other police officers were shot while responding to a 911 call.  His colleagues were wounded.

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens issued this statement following the shooting: