Community to honor Clinton officer killed in line of duty with funeral procession Monday

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CLINTON, Mo. (KY3/KSPR) - Family, friends, and a grieving community will gather for the funeral of fallen Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton Monday, March 12.

The funeral will be held at the Benson Center in Clinton at 11:00 a.m. From there, a procession will go to Knob Noster Cemetery.

People in or around Clinton can expect road closures and traffic delays starting at noon for the funeral procession. The Missouri Department of Transportation tweeted out the exact route. The tweet states the procession will start through town, head down Ohio Street to Route 7/13, and head north on Route 13 toward Warrensburg and Knob Noster. It also warns drivers intersections along the route will be closed starting at noon. Drivers should plan alternate routes and expect delays.