NEWPORT, Arkansas – An officer with the Newport Police Department has died after being shot in the line-of-duty Monday.

He has been identified as Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford, 41, of Newport, Arkansas.



Officials say Lt. Weatherford died at a Newport hospital a short time after he was shot.  Lt. Weatherford was a 15-year department veteran.

The suspect is still actively being sought by several agencies, including Arkansas State Police.

The shooting reportedly happened in the Remmel Park area of town.


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