Flags will fly at half-staff for slain Ark. deputy
Updated On: Mar 21 2014 06:52:18 PM CDT
Gov. Mike Beebe has ordered Arkansas flags to be flown at half-staff on Saturday in honor of a state deputy who was killed while driving a hitchhiker to a homeless shelter on Monday.
Lafayette County Chief Deputy Pete Richardson was taking 30-year-old Michael Lee Ackart to Texarkana when Ackhart grabbed the steering wheel of the vehicle, causing the deadly crash.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Ackart, of Tulsa, Okla., has been charged with second-degree murder.
Beebe says Richardson exemplified the finest traits of Arkansas's law-enforcement community: loyalty, bravery and selfless devotion to duty.
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