U.S. Senator Tom Cotton Statement on the Death of Newport Police Officer Lt. Patrick Weatherford

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the death of Newport police officer Lt. Patrick Weatherford, who was killed in the line of duty last night:

“Today, we mourn the death of a distinguished member of the Arkansas law-enforcement community. Lt. Weatherford was a 15-year veteran of the Newport police force who just last year was recognized as the Jackson County officer of the year for his outstanding performance and unwavering commitment to the safety and security of our state. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, fellow officers, and the entire Newport community.”