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    Rutledge Statement on the Passing of Yell County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Kevin Mainhart


    May 11, 2017

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today issued a statement in response to the line of duty shooting death of Yell County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Kevin Mainhart.

    “Anytime a member of law enforcement falls in the line of duty, our hearts are broken,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Today, the State of Arkansas mourns the loss of Yell County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Kevin Mainhart. As an officer of the law, Lt. Mainhart began his day with one mission: to protect and serve the people of his community. While today will mark his end of watch, he never wavered in his steadfast commitment and responsibility to safeguard his neighbors from harm. As Arkansas’s chief law enforcement officer, I extend my thoughts and prayers to Lt. Mainhart’s family, friends and brothers and sisters in law enforcement across our State, as well as the others who have been injured, brutally attacked and killed in today’s tragic incident in Chickalah.”

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