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Arkansas Reserve Deputy Killed in Shootout with Burglary Suspect

Arkansas State Police said Sonny Smith, 42 and an 11-year veteran of the Johnson County (Ark.) Sheriff's Office, died after being shot about 2:30 a.m. about 15 miles east of Clarksville. More Here.

May 15, 2015

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Brian @ 5/16/2015 8:07 AM

RIP Deputy Smith. Peace and prayer for your family.

Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck @ 5/16/2015 9:51 AM

May God bless the family of Deputy Smith. Hearts and prayers to the Johnson County SO

Tommy Carter @ 5/16/2015 11:48 AM

God Bless Officer Sonny Smith, Johnson County SO and the Family of Sonny. He will be missed by many Peace Officers throughout the Nation and The World...We are a special breed of servants that rely on the help of true Americans and Peace Keepers. Thank You Smith Family for allowing us to share Sonny within our ranks...Law Enforcement, The Peace Keepers.

Leonard Mather @ 5/16/2015 5:20 PM

Please provide a bit more in details on this shooting. A .22 caliber weapon resulting in death is odd. How close was the Perp to the Deputy? Was it a head shot? Jugular vein shot? Was it a lucky shot to the head/neck from a distance? Was the Perp lying unobserved and under cover, essentially in assassination mode?

kevCopAz @ 5/17/2015 7:28 AM

We in Law Enforcement all risk our lives daily but its our chosen careers. Some of us sadly sometimes don't think of how our Reserve Officers do the same. I have know folks who have volunteered weeks at a time, day in and day out, here in Phoenix to serve as reserves. Some have done so for 20+ years! I have a special place in my heart for those that volunteer their personal time and to put their life on the line such as this reserve Deputy. Im not talking about those that "play cop" and "buy" a badge from some politician for the sake of playing cop or gaining political influence. You all know those type, I mean the citizens who work side by side, train side by side and do this job for love of community. Thanks to all of you that do so.

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