Rutledge Statement on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

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January 09, 2017

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement in recognition of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

“On this annual day of appreciation, I want to express my sincere thanks and steadfast commitment to the men and women who wear the badge across Arkansas,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “As the state’s chief law enforcement officer, I have personally seen officers sacrifice so much and expect nothing in return. I have joined in the celebration of newly sworn officers, and, tragically, I have stood with families and communities as they mourn officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Our law enforcement officers have earned our respect, deserve our gratitude and need our support each and every day.”

About Attorney General Leslie Rutledge

Leslie Carol Rutledge is the 56th Attorney General of Arkansas. She is the first woman and first Republican in Arkansas history to be elected to the office. Since taking office, she has begun a Mobile Office program, a Military and Veterans Initiative, a Metal Theft Prevention program and a Cooperative Disability Investigations program. She has led efforts to teach Internet safety, combat domestic violence and make the office the top law firm for Arkansans. Rutledge also serves on the Executive Committee of the Republican Attorneys General Association and re-established and co-chairs the National Association of Attorneys General Committee on Agriculture.

A native of Batesville, she is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Rutledge clerked for the Arkansas Court of Appeals, was Deputy Counsel for Gov. Mike Huckabee, served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Lonoke County and subsequently was an Attorney at the Department of Human Services before serving as Counsel at the Republican National Committee. Rutledge and her husband, Boyce, have a home in Pulaski County and a farm in Crittenden County.