Police Officer Kevin Apple

Police Officer Kevin Apple

Pea Ridge Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Saturday, June 26, 2021

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Kevin Apple

Police Officer Kevin Apple was struck and killed by a vehicle in the parking lot of a gas station at the intersection of Slack Street and N Curtis Avenue.

The vehicle had fled from officers in Rogers, Arkansas, earlier after they attempted to stop it for a property-related crime. Officer Apple and another officer spotted the vehicle parked in the gas station parking lot and attempted to contact the driver. The driver accelerated and struck a police car before fatally striking Officer Apple.

Officers pursued the vehicle into Bella Vista where she and another occupant were arrested.

Officer Apple had served with the Pea Ridge Police Department for three years and had previously served with the Lowell Police Department and Farmington Police Department.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 1212

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Arrested

suspicious vehicle

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"A Part of America Died"

Somebody killed a policeman today,
and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
and spend many long, lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battle field too,
just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call, of himself gave his all,
and a part of America died.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

July 30, 2021

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