BREAKING: Stone County Deputy Murdered, More People Wounded

Holly Matkin

A Stone County sheriff's deputy was murdered in the line of duty on Thursday morning.

Stone County, AR – A Stone County Sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot in the line of duty on Thursday morning.

One other person died during the officer-involved shooting, and a third person was wounded, KAIT reported.

The "shooter is down," the Stone County Office of Emergency Management confirmed in a Twitter post.

The fatal encounter occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. at 2020 Flag Road, which is in the southwest area of Stone County, near the Van Buren County Line, according to KATV.

The identities of the deputy and two other individuals have not been released, and the Arkansas State Police (ASP) are handling the ongoing investigation, KAIT reported.

"My thoughts & prayers are with the family of the deputy killed in the line of duty & all those responding to this incident," Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin said in a tweet.

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Today, I will not answer the radio call that there is an active shooter in your child’s school. Today, I will not answer the radio call that your boyfriend or husband has come home drunk and is beating you again. Today, I will not answer the radio call that your 16 year old daughter, who is very responsible, is four hours late coming home from school. Today, I will not answer the radio call that your store has been robbed or your house has been burglarized. Today, I will not stop a drunk driver from killing someone. I will not catch a rapist or a murderer or a car thief. Today, I won’t investigate the person peeping in your windows at 3 AM when you are asleep. Today, I won’t find your teenage child or college student stranded on the side of the rode without cell phone reception or injured in a crash on a secluded road. Today, I won’t perform CPR on your mother or father. Today, I will not answer the radio call that a man has a gun or tried to abduct a child or that someone has been stabbed or is trapped in a burning building and is need of rescue. Today, I will not save your child that you locked in a car or the child you were too busy to watch who went outside and fell into the swimming pool, but that I revived. No, today I will not do that. Why? Today, I was suspended from duty for doing my job, because the media, a community organizer, a lawyer who formally represented terrorists and a mayor or governor or congress person who ran on an anti-police agenda, who are afraid to tell people how it really is AND all who know nothing about policing, have vilified my profession. Or today, I was killed by a drunk driver while I was helping push a disabled car off the highway. I was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop to simply tell someone that they had a taillight out. I was killed in a traffic accident rushing to help a citizen. I was shot and killed serving a warrant on a known drug dealer. I was killed by a man when I came by to do a welfare check because his family was too busy. I was killed trying to stop a bank robbery or a grocery store robbery. I was ambushed checking a house or a business or a school. I was ambushed by people who have heeded the anti-police rhetoric and want lawlessness to succeed. I was killed doing my job. A chaplain and an officer will go to a house and tell a mom and dad or a wife or husband or a child that their son or daughter or husband or wife or father or mother won't be coming home today. The flags at many police stations were flown at half-mast today, but most people won't know why. There will be a funeral and my fellow officers will come, a twenty-one-gun salute will be given, and taps and bagpipes will be played as I am laid to rest. My name will be put on a plaque, on a wall, in a building, in a city somewhere. A folded flag will be placed on a mantel or a bookcase in a home somewhere and a family will mourn. There will be no cries for justice. There will be no riots in the streets. There will be no officers marching, screaming “no justice, no peace” because that would be “racist.” No citizens will scream that something must be done because that wouldn’t be part of the social agenda. No windows will be smashed, no cars burned, no stones thrown, no names called. Only a lonely someone crying themselves to sleep tonight will be the only sign that I was cared about and that I am missed. I was a police officer.

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Every Damn day I am reading about another LEO getting killed!!! Prayers going of the Deputy who was killed. Anomie88 I love your post, very deep 😭🙏🏼💙🖤💙🖤🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸