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


Kevin Clyde Mainhart

Yell County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

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.

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Cant even begin to explain how much you are missed! We talk about you and tell your storys everyday ... when i go out back to smoke i hear your phone saying you have a priority one message lol... kevin you are a true blue hero and i am honored to have had the privledge of working with you and being your sister in blue !! Rest on my friend we will take it from here !!!!

Detective sgt Lora Beasley
Yell county sheriffs office
June 11, 2017


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