As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper was killed in the line of duty yesterday afternoon.
At 12:21 p.m. Trooper Donald K. Floyd was struck by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 60 in Texas County, approximately one mile east of Route MM. He was airlifted by helicopter to St. Johns Hospital in Springfield where he died from injuries at 1:33 p.m.
Trooper Floyd was working speed enforcement with one of the patrol's aircraft, and had stopped an eastbound vehicle for a traffic violation. Trooper Floyd had made contact with the driver of the vehicle and had turned to return to his patrol vehicle when he was struck by a pickup truck traveling east on U.S. 60. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending against the driver of the pickup, the patrol said.