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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on Newport Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the death of Newport Police Officer, Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford, who was killed in the line of duty on Monday:

"I was saddened to hear that Lt. Patrick Weatherford was shot and killed in the line of duty yesterday afternoon. Lt. Weatherford's 15-year career at the Newport Police Department demonstrates his bravery, selflessness and commitment to serving his community. He will be remembered for his courage and dedication to serve and protect the people in and around the Newport area. 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 hearts go out to his family, the law enforcement community and the Newport Police Department during this difficult time.” 

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