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Clinton Police Department
101 East Ohio Street
Clinton, MO 64735
Phone: (660) 885-2679
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Police Officer Gary Michael was shot and killed during a traffic stop. Officer Michael stopped a vehicle on a registration violation. As Officer Michael exited his vehicle, the driver also exited his vehicle and opened fire striking Officer Michael. Officer Michael returned fire but it is unknown whether the suspect was hit. Officer Michael was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Officer Michael is the 28th law enforcement officer to be shot and killed in 2017 and the second officer fatality from the state of Missouri.