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Westerman Releases Statement on Death of Johnson County Auxiliary Sheriff's Deputy

May 15, 2015
Press Release


WASHINGTON -- Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) issued the following statement mourning the loss of an auxiliary Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy, who was killed in the line of duty overnight after responding to a robbery:

“It was with great sadness that I learned about the shooting death overnight of a Johnson County auxiliary sheriff’s deputy. It is at these moments that we reflect on the risks inherent to law enforcement officers, who put their life on the line daily in order to protect our communities. I urge all Arkansans to remember this deputy’s family, friends, and colleagues in prayer. We thank him for his service to his community and we pray that he rests in peace.”

The deputy's name has not yet been released. KFSM-TV in Fort Smith reports that a suspect is in custody.