NEWPORT POLICE OFFICER KILLED; ASP INVESTIGATION UNDERWAYJune 12, 2017
A Newport Police Officer was shot near Remmel Park late today (Monday, June 12, 2017).
Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford, 41, of Newport died a short time later at a Newport hospital. Weatherford was a fifteen year department veteran.
The search for a suspect is underway and the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division is leading the investigation.
(Note: No further news release is expected until Tuesday)