Rutledge Marks Peace Officers Memorial Day
May 15, 2015
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today attended the Arkansas State Police Memorial Service for troopers who died in the line of duty. Rutledge issued a statement in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day after the event.
“The tragic death of a Johnson County deputy last night is a solemn reminder of the serious dangers police officers put their lives in to serve and protect,” said Attorney General Rutledge. "My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the fallen officer, his fellow officers and the people of Johnson County.
“I was proud to join law enforcement officers this morning to pay tribute to the men and women who have served as Arkansas State Troopers and given everything for the safety of our communities. During National Police Week and on Peace Officers Memorial Day, I encourage all Arkansans to thank the men and women who humbly wear the badge so that we may sleep a little easier at night. As Arkansas’s chief law enforcement officer, I salute our officers and thank them for their bravery, dedication and sacrifice.”