Officer Christopher Walsh

Photo of Officer Christopher Walsh
End of Watch: Mon, Mar 16th, 2020
Date of Incident: Sun, Mar 15th, 2020
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 3 years & 6 months
Age: 32

Survivors

His wife and daughter.

Incident

At 11:24 PM Springfield Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Battlefield and Lone Pine regarding a shooting. While en route, multiple shooting calls were received, including one at 2100 S Ingram Mill and another at Sunshine and Hwy 65.

Another call came in at 11:43 and officers were dispatched to the Kum & Go located at 2885 E Chestnut Expressway regarding another shooting. Callers reported a vehicle crashing at the scene and an armed suspect entering the store and shooting customers and employees.

Officer Josiah Overton and Officer Christopher Walsh were first to arrive and were immediately fired upon and struck by gunfire.

Other responding officers arrived, removed the two injured officers and made entry into the store where they found the suspect deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officer Walsh suffered a fatal gunshot wound and passed away at the hospital.

He was a U.S. Army veteran who remained active in the Army Reserves.

Agency

Springfield Police Department Patch
321 East Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, Missouri 65802
(417) 864-1780

Tributes

There are 7 tributes for Officer Christopher Walsh.

Officer Christopher Walsh
Left by Renee on Monday, March 16th, 2020

Thank you for your service, sir.  Rest In Peace.