Lieutenant Kevin Clyde Mainhart

Lieutenant Kevin Clyde Mainhart

Yell County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Thursday, May 11, 2017

Kevin Clyde Mainhart

Lieutenant Kevin Mainhart was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop of a vehicle involved in a domestic disturbance.

He was responding to the domestic disturbance call when he encountered a vehicle connected to the call on Highway 27 and Slo Fork Road. During the course of the stop the subject fatally shot him. A passerby located his body and notified other deputies.

Additional units responded to the home of the original call and located two murder victims at the location. The subject surrendered to authorities after barricading himself in a nearby home for several hours.

The subject plead guilty to capital murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Lieutenant Mainhart was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He joined the Yell County Sheriff's Department after retiring from the West Memphis, Arkansas, Police Department.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, parents and brother.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 7
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

domestic, traffic stop

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Kevin was killed in the line of duty.

To the Mainhart family, fellow deputies, and all who call Kevin beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Lt. Mainhart gave to his community and the citizens of Arkansas and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 11. 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 11, 2018

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