Sergeant Rick Entmeier

Sergeant Rick Entmeier

Fort Smith Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, June 18, 2021

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Rick Entmeier

Sergeant Rick Entmeier died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Sergeant Entmeier was a United States Army veteran. He has served with the Fort Smith Police Department for 20 years and had previously served two years with the Shady Point Police Department and eight years with the Leflore County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, two sons, two grandchildren, sister, and parents.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge 4296
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, June 9, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Rest In Peace safe, you are missed greatly by many!

Ret. Corporal Jeff Taylor
Fort Smith Police Department

November 8, 2021

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