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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Governor orders flags to half-staff to honor fallen Benton Co. officer killed in on-duty accident

Governor Asa Hutchinson has directed the United States flag and the Arkansas State flag to fly at half-staff in tribute to the memory of Detective Paul Newell of the Benton County Sheriff's Office. Flags will fly at half-staff from December 20, 2022, to December 28, 2022.

On the morning of Saturday, December 17, 2022, Detective Newell, of Gravette, passed away in the line of duty while serving as a motorcycle escort for the Wreaths Across America procession in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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