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Arkansas police officer slain; search ongoing for suspect

5 years 2 weeks 4 days ago Monday, June 12 2017 Jun 12, 2017 June 12, 2017 10:36 PM June 12, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
NEWPORT, Ark. - A police officer has been shot and killed in a small northeastern Arkansas town, and manhunt is underway for the suspect.
The shooting was reported about 7:30 p.m. Monday in Newport, about 90 miles northeast of Little Rock. According to an Arkansas State Police statement, 41-year-old Newport police Lt. Patrick Weatherford died shortly afterward at an area hospital. State Police say Weatherford was a 15-year department veteran.
Arkansas State Police have taken the lead in the investigation. No other information was immediately available.

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