FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Prohibited from Burial of Fallen Officer Christopher Walsh
In light of recent threats and in the interest of public health and safety, the burial ceremony for fallen Springfield Police Officer Christopher Walsh will no longer be open to the general public. All members of the public will be turned away at the cemetery.
Members of the public are encouraged to pay their respects and honor Officer Walsh by viewing the procession as Officer Walsh’s body is transported to Rivermonte Memorial Gardens at 4500 S. Lone Pine Ave. The procession will move on Battlefield RD from Kansas Expressway to S. Lone Pine, it is expected to begin around 2:30 p.m.
The burial ceremony will be live-streamed and available to the public on SPD’s Facebook page (@SGFPolice).
Thank you to all who have provided prayers and support during this difficult time.
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Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by Chief Paul Williams