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Gov. Hutchinson Orders Arkansas Flag to Fly at Half-Staff in Memory of Fallen Newport Police Officer

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has ordered the flag of the state of Arkansas to be lowered to half-staff in tribute to the memory of Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford, a Newport police officer, who was killed in the line of duty on Monday, June 12, 2017. The flag will be flown at half-staff from June 13, 2017, to the day of interment. The full proclamation can be found HERE.

Governor Hutchinson released a statement earlier Tuesday on the death of Lieutenant Weatherford, and that statement can be found HERE.

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