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Officer Shot During Traffic Stop Named Arkansas' Top Cop

OCTOBER 12, 2006 - Posted at 7:53 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - This year's Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer in Arkansas is a state trooper who was shot after a traffic stop and high speed chase in Boone County back in April.

Corporal Robert Meek was honored yesterday at the fourth annual Attorney General's Law Enforcement Summit in Little Rock.

On April 3, Meed tried to stop a car for speeding on U.S. 65, south of Harrison near Bellefonte.  The driver didn't pull over and Meek chased the vehicle onto a side road.  The confrontation ended with Meek exchanging gunfire with the driver of the vehicle, Michael Dale Spurlock of Martinsville, Indiana.  Meek was hit in the left arm and side with shotgun pellets and was hospitalized.  Spurlock was wounded and arrested.

In July, the 36-year-old Spurlock was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to attempted capital murder.  His girlfriend, 20-year-old Latoya Nicole Randolph of Mooresville, Indiana, received a 20-year sentence after pleading guilty to being an accessory to a crime and un unrelated charge.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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