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Arkansas Police Officer Fatally Shot, Suspect Arrested

Arkansas Police Officer Fatally Shot, Suspect Arrested

Associated Press

April 13, 2011

TRUMANN, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas police say a 30-year-old officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop and that they’ve arrested the shooter.

Trumann Police Chief Tony Rusher told Jonesboro television station KAIT that the suspect shot and killed officer Jonathan Schmidt at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in Poinsett County as Schmidt and another officer were approaching the vehicle. Trumann is about 125 miles northeast of Little Rock.

Rusher did not disclose the suspect’s identity or say why police stopped the vehicle. He did not respond to phone messages Wednesday from The Associated Press seeking comment, but his department said he would issue a statement later.

State Police spokesman Bill Sadler says the agency is investigating the incident.

Schmidt joined the police force in 2007.


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    we5150

    about 3 years ago

    202 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother

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    ksphatcop

    over 3 years ago

    1744 Comments

    Rest in Peace

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    dcrump

    over 3 years ago

    192 Comments

    R.I.P. our law enforcement brother!

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    WACollector

    over 3 years ago

    764 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother.

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    captainbud

    over 3 years ago

    420 Comments

    May you rest in peace, my brother. May God comfort and bless your family and friends.

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    gman3858

    over 3 years ago

    318 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother.

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    jdynomit

    over 3 years ago

    212 Comments

    Officer,Jonathan Schmidt after being shot himself was able to safe his fallen partner. Wow this officer is a true hero, he served his community to the end. God bless him and his family. Our prayers are with your family and friends. Rest in Peace Brother and God Bless.

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    RKEENAN

    over 3 years ago

    572 Comments

    The term 'Hero' gets tossed around somewhat loosely these days. In this case, Officer Jonathan Schmidt was shot in the neck, but managed to drag his wounded partner to safety before the suspect shot Schmidt several more times.

    OFFICER SCHMIDT IS THE DEFINITION OF THE WORD HERO.

    Rest in peace Officer Schmidt. May god bless you, your family, and your friends.

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    boritico

    over 3 years ago

    928 Comments

    R.I.P.B.

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    Cap701

    over 3 years ago

    116 Comments

    As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. RIP brother, we’ll take it from here.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    May God Bless Officer Schmidt & his family. Rest in Peace.

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    SgtJoe1350

    over 3 years ago

    24484 Comments

    Rest In Peace Brother!!

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    FBD183

    over 3 years ago

    728 Comments

    Rest In Peace Brother ,,,,MAY JUSTICE BE SWIFT AND HARD

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    ccso630

    over 3 years ago

    78 Comments

    RIP my brother for you have done your job. We will step forward and take up the fight.

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    Halefo5

    over 3 years ago

    166 Comments

    May the hand of the law move quickly and swiftly to ensure justice is and will be served.

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