Arkansas police officer killed in line of duty

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The scene in Newport. Photo: KAIT/CNN Newsource

NEWPORT, Ark. — A police officer in northeast Arkansas was killed Monday while serving and protecting.

Lt. Patrick Weatherford, 41, was a 15-year veteran of Newport Police.

He was shot while on duty near Remmel Park in Newport and died later in the day at a hospital, Arkansas State Police said.

The suspect is at large. Arkansas State Police is in charge of the investigation.