Officers, City Staff Honor Fallen Officer During Processional

The body of slain Springfield Police Officer Christopher Walsh was transported today from the Greene County Medical Examiner’s office to a local funeral home and his brothers and sisters in arms honored him as he was moved to the funeral home.

Members of the Springfield Police Department along with various city staff lined Boonville Avenue to pay tribute to Officer Walsh.

Officer Walsh’s procession

Donations continue for the wife and daughter of Officer Walsh. The Springfield Police Officers’ Association has arranged a memorial fund for the family.

If you would like to give to help the officer’s family, you can make your donation at Metro Credit Union, 447 South Campbell Avenue. Use the drive-thru or overnight drop box because of COVID-19 related restrictions. Note the money is for the “SPOA Relief Fund.”

Checks should also be made out to “SPOA Relief Fund”, and any check or donation over $1,000 needs to include the name and address of the donor.

Checks or money orders can be mailed to the Springfield Police Officers’ Association at 235 North Benton Avenue, Springfield, MO, 65806.

Officer Josiah Overton, wounded in the shootout that killed Walsh, was released from a local hospital and is recovering at home.

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