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Police Chief Michael Scudder
Newport Police Department
616 2nd Street
Newport, AR 72112
Phone: (870) 523-8240
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Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford was shot and killed while assisting another officer during a traffic stop. Lieutenant Weatherford was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. Lieutenant Weatherford is the 20th law enforcement officer to be shot and killed in 2017 and the second officer fatality from the state of Arkansas.