Lieutenant Patrick Neal Weatherford

Lieutenant Patrick Neal Weatherford

Newport Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, June 12, 2017

Patrick Neal Weatherford

Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford was shot and killed while investigating a vehicle larceny near the intersection of Park Place and Bowen Street at approximately 6:00 pm.

He was assisting other officers check the area when they observed a suspicious person flee on foot. As the officers followed the man into a residential area he suddenly turned and opened fire, striking Lieutenant Weatherford.

Lieutenant Weatherford was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The subject turned himself in approximately 90 minutes later.

Lieutenant Weatherford had served with the Newport Police Department for 15 years and was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. He was a graduate of the 263rd session of the FBI National Academy.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

FBI National Academy, FBINA

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For some unknown reason you were weighing on my heart today. Thinking of you Patrick and remembering the great times we had together at the NA. God Bless until we meet again one day.

Capt. Kevin W. Russell
Benton Police Department

November 28, 2018

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