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.
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— Little Rock Police (@LRpolice) June 13, 2017
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.