Officer Killed in Arkansas

Police officer shot, killed in Arkansas

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ORIGINAL STORY: An Arkansas police officer was shot and killed Monday night, and the shooter is still at large.

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According to Arkansas State Police, 41-year-old Lt. Patrick Weatherford, a 15-year veteran of the Newport Police Department, was shot in the Remmel Park area and died at a nearby hospital.

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Right now, there is an active manhunt for the shooter.

– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

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