Lt. Patrick Weatherford’s daughter awaits justice for her father

Remembering Newport police lieutenant

NEWPORT, Ark. (KAIT/KARK) - Wednesday marked the second anniversary of Lt. Patrick Weatherford’s death in the line of duty.

“It’s really all a blur just because of how traumatizing it was,” his daughter, Kaitlyn Weatherford, told Little Rock television station KARK.

Since the tragedy in 2017, Kaitlyn says she’s been doing her best to keep up with arrests and court dates while she awaits justice for her father.

“It’s been a really long, drawn-out process, and it’s been horrible because I was so close to my dad, and losing him the way that I did, it’s just been a complete nightmare,” she said.

Meanwhile, Derrick heard has been charged with capital murder in Lt. Weatherford’s death.

Heard has a tentative court date set for later this year.

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