FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
How to Support Fallen SPD Officer Chris Walsh’s Family
The Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA) and Springfield Police Department have been moved by the amount of public support from our community. The Springfield community has always stepped up for our law enforcement officers and this case is no different.
Officer Christopher Walsh was a father, husband, veteran and community hero, who laid down his life to save another. To focus the fundraising efforts for Officer Walsh’s family, the Springfield Police Officers’ Association has worked with Metro Credit Union to set up a relief fund. All donations made to this account will be for Officer Walsh’s family and will assist in providing a blanket of protection for his loved ones.
If you are wishing to donate, please do not bring monetary donations to the Springfield Police Department. We ask that you follow the below instructions:
Visit Metro Credit Union (Downtown) 447 S. Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65806.
Due to current public health concerns, it is requested that donations be dropped off via the drive-thru or overnight dropbox.
When donating over $1,000 please provide your legal name and address. Please make checks payable to "SPOA Relief Fund."
Online donations can be made through the SPOA website or on the Springfield Police Department website.
If you are one of our local businesses wishing to participate in fundraising, we will be hosting a virtual organizational meeting on the SPOA’s Facebook Page Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.
Anyone wishing to mail a donation can address it to the Springfield Police Officers’ Association at 235 N Benton Ave. Springfield, MO 65806.
To provide Officer Walsh’s family with privacy, any questions regarding fundraising can be directed to the Springfield Police Officers’ Association Treasurer Brandon Keene (417)920-2800.
Case number: 20-9760
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by Chief Paul Williams