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Lieutenant Kevin Mainhart | Yell County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Yell County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

Lieutenant

Kevin Mainhart

Yell County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 7

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: In custody

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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.

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.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Sheriff Bill Gilkey
Yell County Sheriff's Department
PO Box 99
Danville, AR 72833

Phone: (479) 495-4881

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Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Lt. Mainhart. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Yell County Sheriff's Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
May 23, 2017

 

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