LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - People across the state are honoring a west Arkansas sheriff who died while trying to rescue residents from rising floodwaters.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says Sheriff Cody Carpenter was a personal friend and that he's "deeply saddened" by the death. McDaniel says the sheriff demonstrated professionalism, courtesy and dedication to Scott County residents every day.
He says Carpenter and wildlife officer Joel Campora, who remains missing, are examples of what law enforcement officers should be.
Other leaders in the state, including Gov. Mike Beebe, Secretary of State Mark Martin and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, also expressed their condolences.