U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

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: 

Doug Hubley / Bates College

U.S. senators from Missouri issued statements following President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address.

Michele Skalicky

Shocked expressions, smiles, a few tears and looks of disbelief were on the faces of Missouri State University Chorale members Friday.   The university held an event at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts to make a "special announcement."

The choir filed onto risers, as the event began, to sing for those in attendance.  As they performed Shenandoah under the direction of Cameron LaBarr, MSU director of musical studies, they, and few in the crowd, knew the surprise concerned them.