Governor orders flags flown at half-staff in memory of slain officer

In Memory of Patrick Weatherford (Source: KAIT)
In Memory of Patrick Weatherford (Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Gov. Asa Hutchinson has ordered Arkansas flags to be flown at half-staff in memory of slain Newport police officer, Lt. Patrick Weatherford.

Weatherford was killed in the line of duty Monday night.

On Tuesday, Hutchinson ordered the state's flags to be lowered to half-staff in tribute to Weatherford's memory from June 13 to the day of the lieutenant's internment.

In his proclamation, Hutchinson said, "Weatherford's life and legacy are worthy of honor and remembrance and an encouragement to those who would serve their fellow man."

The governor's full proclamation can be found here.

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