Lt. Patrick Weatherford, was shot in the line of duty in Newport Arkansas. Weatherford, 41, was a lieutenant in the criminal investigations division at the Newport police department. Weatherford was known for his courage and leadership within the department. Weatherford was honorably named Jackson County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year in 2016.
Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton commented on the tragedy.
“Today, we mourn the death of a distinguished member of the Arkansas law-enforcement community,”
Arkansas Governor Ava Hutchinson released the following in a written statement.
“We are forever indebted to men and women like Lt. Weatherford, who put their lives on the line every day to keep others safe,”
Our prayers and thoughts here at Conservative Daily News go out to Lt.Weatherfords family.