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Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford | Newport Police Department, Arkansas Newport Police Department, Arkansas


Patrick Weatherford

Newport Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Monday, June 12, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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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.

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

Police Chief Michael Scudder
Newport Police Department
616 2nd Street
Newport, AR 72112

Phone: (870) 523-8240

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Lt. Weatherford,

We had many classes together studying for our Master's degree. I enjoyed our class discussions and the discussions we had regarding our jobs. I will miss you. RIP my friend. Condolences to your beloved family and all your friends.

Donna Best, Internal Affairs Investigato
AR Department of Correction
June 21, 2017


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