West Memphis officers honored at Fallen Heroes Memorial | News
(WMC-TV) - Two West Memphis police officers will be remembered during an event honoring Mid-South law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
Sgt. Brandon Paudert and Officer Bill Evans were killed during a traffic stop along a busy interstate. The local sheriff and his chief deputy were wounded in a later shootout that left the gunmen dead.
The officers pulled over a white minivan with Ohio license plates while trying to intercept illegal drugs on Interstate 40. A father and son got out of the van with the assault rifles and opened fire on the officers.
Paudert, 39, the son of West Memphis' then police chief, died at the scene and Evans, 38, died at a hospital.
The Fallen Heroes Memorial Service will be held at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery on Tuesday, May 8, at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the Fallen Heroes Monument, just west of the cemetery’s Poplar entrance.
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