Veteran Honors Fallen Soldiers with Portraits

(KMOX) - The paintings Jonny Castro creates are more than just art, they're a tribute to fallen heroes.

Castro is an artist, police officer and U.S. Army combat veteran who knows firsthand the dangers of protecting and saving lives.

He creates beautiful paintings of people who were killed in the line of duty, free of charge, for the friends and families of those who've lost loved ones.

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One of the heroes he recently painted was Missouri Officer Chris Ryan Morton, who was killed in the line of duty while pursuing a suspect.

Castro says the paintings are meant to help share the stories of these officer and share who they were before they were taken from us.