Family of Slain Kum & Go Employee Finds Strength in Healing After Tragic Shooting

Springfield, Missouri – The tragic shooting that took place at a Kum & Go convenience store in Springfield on March 15, 2020, not only claimed the lives of several individuals but also left lasting scars on the families of the victims. Troy Rapp, a 57-year-old employee at the store, was one of the victims of the mass shooting that night, which also resulted in the death of Springfield Police Officer Christopher Walsh, WCA Employee Shannon Perkins, and Matthew Hicks-Morris.

For Troy Rapp’s children, Bailey and Joshua Rapp, the past four years have been a journey of healing and coming to terms with the loss of their father in such a tragic manner. Despite the pain and grief, both Bailey and Joshua have found ways to cope with their loss. Bailey, 29, reflects on her father’s love for his job at Kum & Go, highlighting his outgoing and friendly nature, while Joshua acknowledges the lessons he learned from his father and the impact his father had on his life.

As they navigate the emotional aftermath of the shooting, Bailey and Joshua have found solace in different ways. Bailey shares that after a period of denial, she has now come to terms with her father’s passing and can remember him with joy rather than sadness. Joshua, on the other hand, has sought therapy to help him process his emotions and maintain a positive mindset.

The siblings both remember their father fondly, describing him as a humorous and caring individual who always put others before himself. In moments of reflection, they hold onto memories and mementos that remind them of their father’s legacy and the impact he had on their lives.

Through their shared experiences and conversations with other families impacted by the shooting, Bailey and Joshua have found support and understanding. As they continue their journey of healing and remembrance, they are reminded that their father’s legacy is not defined by one tragic night but by the love, laughter, and kindness he shared with those around him.