BREAKING: Forrest City Officer Murdered At Home While Playing Games With Family

A Forrest City police officer was murdered at this West Memphis home.

West Memphis, AR - A Forrest City Police Department officer was murdered in his home on Saturday.

The incident happened at his apartment in West Memphis at around 2 p.m., according to FOX13.

Tony Atkins reports that the officer was in his home with his family playing in the game room when he was fatally shot.

No information about the suspect or their disposition has been released at this time.

No information about the status of the officer's family has been released. The officer has not yet been identified.

The scene is still active and the details are still developing.

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Justice 4 all
Justice 4 all

I honestly can see a vigilantism growing in this country. This has to stop. Obama created this act of sin and Kapernick is extending it. Word of mouth alone has evil spreading this ungodly act. STOP before it's too late. May this man's family stay strong. My heart goes out and cries for you. 😢😢😢😢

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Justice 4 all
Y'all are really gonna have to stop using Obama and Kap as your personal boogeymen. It's getting ridiculous.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Melder
Cell phone cameras are responsible for vendetta against police. If it was Obama's fault, why hasn't Trump done anything? His whole agenda is undoing anything Obama did, right?

Nomoreracecards
Nomoreracecards

WHY? Why should ANYbody stop blaming obummer? He IS the pResident that started the war on Police. He is also the biggest racist anti American in Presidential History !!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Nomoreracecards
Patently false, but if it were true, your president has been in office a year and a half. What has he done, concretely, to protect police?

GMMiller01
GMMiller01

Obama the Great divider and all his racist hateful friends along with the lie that is BLM is what's wrong with our country right now.

bronx163
bronx163

This sounds like suicide.

bronx163
bronx163

Hope im wrong.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@GMMiller01
Then maybe you can tell me what our current SCROTUS has done to curb the violence you believe was brought in by Obama?

DebraD
DebraD

It has’nt stop because obam and Holder are still pushing an anti police agenda and their minions are carrying their agenda forward.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@DebraD
Through what platform is Obama "still pushing an agenda" when he hasn't been president for a year and a half?

And I'm also noticing no one can tell me exactly what current SCROTUS has done to curb the violence against police. Do any of you know?

td178
td178

Far from being patently false. Trump support law enforcement 100%. Sometimes that's all it takes...SUPPORT.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@td178
You mean he says he supports cops. What does he do to support cops?

So the leader of the free world tweets his support.

It's good to know i can do just as much as he can to curb the violence.

Sheepdog_136
Sheepdog_136

Wow....this man is dead and his family was there. All you all can do is start a friggin" argument over race. How the Hell can you narrow the divide like this? How is any of the nonsense above productive dialogue to help fix the problem? Maybe if we quit pointing fingers and actually work on healing the wounds, no matter who was to blame, we might be able to stop this from happening as often. Maybe, just maybe we can make an effective change. But hey...it's easier to point fingers and name call. Just remember, when you point a finger, you have three more pointing back at you. Unless you knife hand, then never mind.

smhendrickson
smhendrickson

A police officer is dead, doesn't matter who is president,doesn't matter the color of the shooter, a ma

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Doty911 and that respect that he tweets.... that's curbed the violence against cops, how exactly?

Buckaroo
Buckaroo

Can at least one person in this thread who keeps blaming Obama for some war on police and saying he is a race divider provide some examples of him doing so? Just one. All I'm seeing is a bunch of name calling and nothing to back it up with. What exactly did Obama do? If you keep saying it and you don't know why, congratulations, you're an idiot.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@BackOurBlue if there was only something in this world that speaks louder than words....

DCMc
DCMc

Hearken back to July 2009. Even those of us who initially supported Obama were disgusted with his blind insertion into the Henry Gates arrest in Cambridge, MA. Without knowing the details or even reading Dr. Gates' own written statement, he unimaginably blamed the officer for a false arrest and intimated in both televised and written media that the arrest must've been a racial issue or stupid policing. This is basically what started the entire war on the police. A neighbor who didn't recognize Gates in the dark is the one who called 911. Gates admitted he couldn't get into his own home and basically broke in, shouldering the door open. He would not cooperate with police and show his identification when asked. He was arrested as he should have been. The police officer was a decorated cop who specialized in race relations within his community. His on-the-scene partner was black and said he would have done the same thing. Further Gates admitted to the key details (broke into his own house and wouldn't come back out with id) that lead to the arrest. Yet Obama began to use MSM as his whipping tool against police. It was (and continues to be) destructive and divisive to our country in so many ways. I changed party affiliations after 39 years and was sickened at how I wasted my previous vote. The 2009-2016 years were very dark in many ways, and this country is more divided now than ever. That isn't DJT's fault. That was his inheritance. It's just the anti-admin protestors are louder and nastier now than they were during the last administration.

theland1976
theland1976
DCMc
DCMc said: Hearken back to July 2009. Even those of us who initially supported Obama were disgusted with his blind insertion into the Henry Gates arrest in Cambridge, MA. Without knowing the details or even reading Dr. Gates' own written statement, he unimaginably blamed the officer for a false arrest and intimated in both televised and written media that the arrest must've been a racial issue or stupid policing. This is basically what started the entire war on the police. A neighbor who didn't recognize Gates in the dark is the one who called 911. Gates admitted he couldn't get into his own home and basically broke in, shouldering the door open. He would not cooperate with police and show his identification when asked. He was arrested as he should have been. The police officer was a decorated cop who specialized in race relations within his community. His on-the-scene partner was black and said he would have done the same thing. Further Gates admitted to the key details (broke into his own house and wouldn't come back out with id) that lead to the arrest. Yet Obama began to use MSM as his whipping tool against police. It was (and continues to be) destructive and divisive to our country in so many ways. I changed party affiliations after 39 years and was sickened at how I wasted my previous vote. The 2009-2016 years were very dark in many ways, and this country is more divided now than ever. That isn't DJT's fault. That was his inheritance. It's just the anti-admin protestors are louder and nastier now than they were during the last administration.

Well spoken ! I remember the riots of the mid 60's through the mid 70's and things have never been this bad since ! President Obama certainly did not do anything to lessen the hatred !

Buckaroo
Buckaroo
DCMc
DCMc said: Hearken back to July 2009. Even those of us who initially supported Obama were disgusted with his blind insertion into the Henry Gates arrest in Cambridge, MA. Without knowing the details or even reading Dr. Gates' own written statement, he unimaginably blamed the officer for a false arrest and intimated in both televised and written media that the arrest must've been a racial issue or stupid policing. This is basically what started the entire war on the police. A neighbor who didn't recognize Gates in the dark is the one who called 911. Gates admitted he couldn't get into his own home and basically broke in, shouldering the door open. He would not cooperate with police and show his identification when asked. He was arrested as he should have been. The police officer was a decorated cop who specialized in race relations within his community. His on-the-scene partner was black and said he would have done the same thing. Further Gates admitted to the key details (broke into his own house and wouldn't come back out with id) that lead to the arrest. Yet Obama began to use MSM as his whipping tool against police. It was (and continues to be) destructive and divisive to our country in so many ways. I changed party affiliations after 39 years and was sickened at how I wasted my previous vote. The 2009-2016 years were very dark in many ways, and this country is more divided now than ever. That isn't DJT's fault. That was his inheritance. It's just the anti-admin protestors are louder and nastier now than they were during the last administration.

There are a few errors in your account of the Gates incident. First, Gates never broke into his own home or admitted to doing so. That wasn’t even what he was arrested for. Gates entered his home legally, with a key, using the back door. The front door was jammed. Gates went outside to try to fix it and It was this attempt to fix it that was mistaken for breaking and entering. When the responding officer arrived, Gates was IN is home minding his own business. Second, the Id. There are two accounts concerning the ID. The officer said that he had to ask Gates multiple times to produce an ID to prove he lived there before Gates did so. Gates claims he did so as soon as asked, giving both his driver’s license and School ID. Either way he gave is ID. Even he officer says he did. The officer was satisfied that Gates was the legal residence and started to leave. Gates was upset at this whole incident and showed it. He did yell and make it known that he was unhappy to the officer and it was this behavior that got him arrested for disorderly conduct, not breaking or entering.
Obama did initially respond in defense of Gates and against the officer but shortly afterwards, after the facts were more well known, admitted his first response probably wasn’t the correct one and apologized, saying that both parties involved made mistakes and could have handled things differently. So, no, I do not consider this an example of Obama race baiting or trying to divide people. If so, he would have doubled down on the claim the incident was raced based and not apologized and back tracked.
Did Gates have some dislike for police and overact? Sure, he’s a black person in the United States, I can’t blame him. But a cop showing up out of the blue demanding proof he lived in his own home sure didn’t do anything to change his mind about how black people are treated in this country.

brnigirl69
brnigirl69
Buckaroo
Buckaroo said: There are a few errors in your account of the Gates incident. First, Gates never broke into his own home or admitted to doing so. That wasn’t even what he was arrested for. Gates entered his home legally, with a key, using the back door. The front door was jammed. Gates went outside to try to fix it and It was this attempt to fix it that was mistaken for breaking and entering. When the responding officer arrived, Gates was IN is home minding his own business. Second, the Id. There are two accounts concerning the ID. The officer said that he had to ask Gates multiple times to produce an ID to prove he lived there before Gates did so. Gates claims he did so as soon as asked, giving both his driver’s license and School ID. Either way he gave is ID. Even he officer says he did. The officer was satisfied that Gates was the legal residence and started to leave. Gates was upset at this whole incident and showed it. He did yell and make it known that he was unhappy to the officer and it was this behavior that got him arrested for disorderly conduct, not breaking or entering. Obama did initially respond in defense of Gates and against the officer but shortly afterwards, after the facts were more well known, admitted his first response probably wasn’t the correct one and apologized, saying that both parties involved made mistakes and could have handled things differently. So, no, I do not consider this an example of Obama race baiting or trying to divide people. If so, he would have doubled down on the claim the incident was raced based and not apologized and back tracked. Did Gates have some dislike for police and overact? Sure, he’s a black person in the United States, I can’t blame him. But a cop showing up out of the blue demanding proof he lived in his own home sure didn’t do anything to change his mind about how black people are treated in this country.

Buckaroo, let me help you out with the facts - see below. Fact is a president should never have gotten involved with this and said the things he did. It gave the impression of taking sides against Law Enforcement.

brnigirl69
brnigirl69

On July 16, 2009, Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was arrested at his Cambridge, Massachusetts, home by local police officer Sgt. James Crowley, who was responding to a 9-1-1 caller's report of men breaking and entering the residence. The arrest initiated a series of events that unfolded under the spotlight of the international news media.

The arrest occurred just after Gates returned home to Cambridge after a trip to China to research the ancestry of Yo-Yo Ma for Faces of America.[2] Gates found the front door to his home jammed shut and, with the help of his driver, tried to force it open. A local witness reported their activity to the police as a potential burglary in progress. Accounts regarding the ensuing confrontation differ, but Gates was arrested by the responding officer, Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley, and charged with disorderly conduct. On July 21, the charges against Gates were dropped. The arrest generated a national debate about whether or not it represented an example of racial profiling by police.

On July 22, President Barack Obama said about the incident, "I don't know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it's fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home, and, number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there's a long history in this country of African Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately." Law enforcement organizations and members objected to Obama's comments and criticized his handling of the issue. In the aftermath, Obama stated that he regretted his comments and hoped that the situation could become a "teachable moment".[3]

Buckaroo
Buckaroo

You didn't help me with a single fact. They only new info you provided was Obama's initial response. Which I agree with. Pointing out that blacks and Latinos are disproportionally stopped by law enforcement isn't race baiting. It's acknowledging a unpopular fact. So again, how did you help me with the facts. Should he have waited to respond, yes. But what he said wasn't true. It just wasn't true in this incident. So say that his response set off a war on cops and divided the nation is ridiculous in the extreme.

TacomaChuck
TacomaChuck

All of this whining and posturing over Obama and Trump is completely forgetting a Police Officer murdered in his own home. God take him home. Peace to his family, personal and professional.

TacomaChuck
TacomaChuck

Trump has fixed much of what the last guy effed up, but it may take decades to get the reopened racial wounds to start to heal again.

jjones4574
jjones4574

The mainstream media is mostly the blame for all the racial divide and the war on cops.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@jjones4574 nope. the blame for racial divide belongs to racists. the blame for the so-called "war on cops" belongs to everyone having a camera and showing how bad cops treat certain demographics.

if those two groups ever decided to get their shit straight, I promise everything will get better.

OLDRELOADER
OLDRELOADER

WOW! Ray Charles isn't dead!!

retiredladybluecpd
retiredladybluecpd

He deliberately set race relations back. Devisive man. He hated police, they were on to him back in the day.

kycopmom
kycopmom
DCMc
DCMc said: Hearken back to July 2009. Even those of us who initially supported Obama were disgusted with his blind insertion into the Henry Gates arrest in Cambridge, MA. Without knowing the details or even reading Dr. Gates' own written statement, he unimaginably blamed the officer for a false arrest and intimated in both televised and written media that the arrest must've been a racial issue or stupid policing. This is basically what started the entire war on the police. A neighbor who didn't recognize Gates in the dark is the one who called 911. Gates admitted he couldn't get into his own home and basically broke in, shouldering the door open. He would not cooperate with police and show his identification when asked. He was arrested as he should have been. The police officer was a decorated cop who specialized in race relations within his community. His on-the-scene partner was black and said he would have done the same thing. Further Gates admitted to the key details (broke into his own house and wouldn't come back out with id) that lead to the arrest. Yet Obama began to use MSM as his whipping tool against police. It was (and continues to be) destructive and divisive to our country in so many ways. I changed party affiliations after 39 years and was sickened at how I wasted my previous vote. The 2009-2016 years were very dark in many ways, and this country is more divided now than ever. That isn't DJT's fault. That was his inheritance. It's just the anti-admin protestors are louder and nastier now than they were during the last administration.

I remember this incident quite well. His exact words were "The police acted stupidly".

rds40
rds40

Ah yes, we are always the victims. We can do no wrong. Yet the ceime rates in the top 10 to 15 cities clearly shows that some are guilty and their attitudes require a higher level of force. Of course idiots like you think a violently resisting subject should be handled like a small child.

You exist only to justify a group of thugs that for the most part preys on their own people.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Crowley did act stupidly in arresting Gates. However, Obama should have either stayed out of it, or else used a word other than "stupidly" (perhaps unConstitutionally would have been a better choice). The Boston police are lucky that Gates did not sue. That said, Gates acted stupidly in yelling. Yelling at a police officer is never going to help the situation, any situation.

1confusedAmerican
1confusedAmerican

@bronx163 and how did you arrive at that brilliant conclusion? The article clearly stated that he MURDERED in his home.

opearson
opearson

Thug mentality created by Obama runs deep. Playing games with his family and some nut job shoots him. This has nothing to do with guns but everything to do with the hate agenda pushed by liberals.

Buckaroo
Buckaroo

It was a stray bullet fired by someone having and altercation outside his home. He wasn't the target.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@opearson
Explain thug mentality created by former President Obama, one of the most poised individuals I've ever seen?

LEO0301
LEO0301
Buckaroo
Buckaroo said: There are a few errors in your account of the Gates incident. First, Gates never broke into his own home or admitted to doing so. That wasn’t even what he was arrested for. Gates entered his home legally, with a key, using the back door. The front door was jammed. Gates went outside to try to fix it and It was this attempt to fix it that was mistaken for breaking and entering. When the responding officer arrived, Gates was IN is home minding his own business. Second, the Id. There are two accounts concerning the ID. The officer said that he had to ask Gates multiple times to produce an ID to prove he lived there before Gates did so. Gates claims he did so as soon as asked, giving both his driver’s license and School ID. Either way he gave is ID. Even he officer says he did. The officer was satisfied that Gates was the legal residence and started to leave. Gates was upset at this whole incident and showed it. He did yell and make it known that he was unhappy to the officer and it was this behavior that got him arrested for disorderly conduct, not breaking or entering. Obama did initially respond in defense of Gates and against the officer but shortly afterwards, after the facts were more well known, admitted his first response probably wasn’t the correct one and apologized, saying that both parties involved made mistakes and could have handled things differently. So, no, I do not consider this an example of Obama race baiting or trying to divide people. If so, he would have doubled down on the claim the incident was raced based and not apologized and back tracked. Did Gates have some dislike for police and overact? Sure, he’s a black person in the United States, I can’t blame him. But a cop showing up out of the blue demanding proof he lived in his own home sure didn’t do anything to change his mind about how black people are treated in this country.

The Gates incident was just one of many. My favorite is the one involving Michael Brown. Obama immediately took sides before all the facts were known and yet again took the time to insert himself in a local matter. Why? Because the person shot and killed by the officer happened to be black. When the obligatory riots started as a result of a false assumption Brown had his hands raised in surrender, the police used old military equipment to protect the officers from the rioters. Of course, all blacks (including Obama) and liberals took exception to the officers having the audacity to make any attempt to keep from getting hurt by bottles, rocks and firebombs being thrown at them. How dare they?! Obama again weighed in and promised the full power of the American government to investigate this travesty. Then my favorite part. Obama decided the best thing to do was to send THREE White House reps to Browns funeral! Can you imagine, Obama thinking it was appropriate to send his personal reps to the funeral of a man who committed a robbery and tried to kill a police officer!? What sane person would do that? Anyway, as we all now know, the contention Brown had his hands raised in surrender was patently false and was proven so not only by the FBI but also the DOJ. Did Obama ever come out and apologize for helping to destroy the livelihood of the officer in that shooting. Nope, as usual he just went on to the next crisis he could help create and inflame. There are other examples I can supply you with if this one's not enough to convince you Obama hated the police.