Funeral for Slain Springfield Officer Set for Saturday

Springfield Police Officer Christopher Walsh, killed in the line of duty this week, will be laid to rest Saturday.

The family is holding a private funeral service for Officer Walsh Saturday afternoon that will be followed by a procession to Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, 4500 South Lone Pine Avenue, for burial with full honors.

The family is inviting other law enforcement agencies to participate in the procession. Officers are asked to arrive at the parking lot of New Covenant Academy, 3304 South Cox Avenue, by 1:30 p.m..

The family has invited the public to view the procession from Battlefield Road at Kansas Expressway to Lone Pine. The procession is expected to begin around 2:30 p.m..

The burial will take place at Rivermonte Memorial Gardens and will be live streamed on the Springfield Police Department’s Facebook Page.

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