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    Rutledge’s Statement on Pine Bluff Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty


    October 5, 2020

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued a statement following the announcement Pine Bluff Police Officer Kevin Collins was killed in the line of duty Monday afternoon.

    “My deepest condolences go out to the family of Pine Bluff Police Officer Kevin Collins who was killed in the line of duty today,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Officer Collins paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting his community and patrolling the streets of Pine Bluff. He will be remembered as a true public servant who put on the badge every day making a commitment to protect and serve the people of Pine Bluff. Officer Collins was highly respected among his brothers and sister in blue and was honored as Pine Bluff Police Department’s Officer of the Year in 2018. I want his family and fellow law enforcement officers to know my thoughts and prayers are with them during this incredibly difficult time. The entire State of Arkansas is forever indebted to Officer Collins for his unwavering service. I also pray for the other officers involved in this tragic incident.”

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