Springfield PD Welcomes Officer Overton Back to Duty

The Springfield Police Department officer wounded in the March 15th Kum & Go shooting spree is back on the beat.

Officer Josiah Overton returned to duty on June 23 to the applause and cheers of his fellow officers and staff of the SPD.

“We are so incredibly thankful to be able to celebrate the return of our brother and we are proud of his strength and perseverance,” the SPD said in a statement. “His big smile and positive attitude were sorely missed! He is an inspiration to us all.”

Officer Christopher Walsh died in the shooting and the Springfield Police Officers Association is still collecting donations to help his family.

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