It is with great sadness that we inform you of the loss of Lt. Patrick Weatherford of the Newport Police Department.
Lt. Weatherford was a 15 year veteran with the Newport Police Department and was an Investigator in the Criminal Investigations Division since 2004.
In 2016, Lt. Weatherford was named Jackson County’s Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the year.
He was a also graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 263, March 2016.
May we never forget how his life was taken so callously while working for the People.
Patrick leaves behind his beloved wife Kristen, 21 year old daughter, 7 year old son, and family.
Patrick it was an honor and privilege to work along side of you and to call you one of our own! This community and OUR family will never be the same.
We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice. Please continue to pray for the Weatherford family, Newport Police Department, and other local agencies that worked along side him!
We would also like to thank the White Co. Sheriff's Office, Independence Co. Sheriff's Office, Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, Batesville Police Department, Arkansas Game & Fish, Arkansas Parks, Arkansas State Police, ATF, and the US Marshal Service that came to the aid of our community when we needed them the most and to the agencies that called to offer assistance in this time of tragedy.
We have the watch from here Patrick, we love you!