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Jonesboro officer receives outstanding award

(Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.) (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.)
(Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.) (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Jonesboro police officer received an outstanding award this week for his efforts to protect lives.

Cpl. John Eidson was named the Arkansas Attorney General's 2014 Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Thursday. Eidson was presented with the award at an annual law enforcement summit.

According to a JPD news release, Eidson was honored for the actions he took during a shooting at a mobile-home park in January.

Eidson exchanged gunfire with a suspect who shot at him from inside a mobile home. The suspected was wounded and was later found dead.

Seven people, including four children and a person shot by the suspect, escaped the mobile home.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said, “Cpl. Eidson demonstrated the instinct and the skill that law enforcement officers must have in order to protect lives.”

The 20-year veteran was nominated by Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington and Police Chief Rick Elliott. Nominations were taken from law enforcement agencies across the state.

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