Weatherford Dedication Ceremony Today

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Arkansas State University-Newport is honoring fallen Newport Police Officer Patrick Weatherford for his service by dedicating the Criminal Justice Department in his memory.

The dedication will be held at 2:00pm today in the Harryette M. Hodges and Kaneaster Hodges, Sr. Library.

The Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees voted in September to name the department in his memory.

Weatherford, who graduated ASU-Newport, was a 15-year veteran of the Newport Police Department. In 2016, he was named Jackson County Officer of the Year by Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

Weatherford was killed in the line of duty June 12th.

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