Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe releases statement on death of West Memphis officers | News
GOVERNOR BEEBE'S STATEMENT ON SLAYING OF WEST MEMPHIS POLICE OFFICERS
"Just last week, ceremonies across Arkansas were held to remember fallen law-enforcement officers and remind us of the dangers they face on a daily basis. That reminder was tragically reinforced today in Crittenden County. Sergeant Brandon Paudert and Officer Bill Evans died upholding their duty to serve and protect the residents of West Memphis. I have reached out to express my condolences to the entire West Memphis Police Department, including Sergeant Paudert's father, Chief Bob Paudert."
"Our thoughts and prayers are also with Crittenden County Sheriff Dick Busby and Chief Deputy W.A. Wren, who both continue to fight for their lives at a Memphis hospital."
"This is a loss shared by all Arkansans."