WASHINGTON, D.C. (News release) – Congressman Bruce Westerman took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday (May 22) to honor the life of Lt. Deputy Kevin Mainhart of the Yell County Sheriff’s Office, who was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Following is the text of Westerman’s speech (as prepared):
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of Lieutenant Deputy Kevin Mainhart. A Yell County Sheriff’s Deputy, Kevin was killed during a traffic stop on May 11th, 2017. Lieutenant Mainhart had served as a police officer for 20 years in West Memphis, Arkansas, before returning to Yell County five years ago to protect and serve his hometown. He lived a life of service that his wife, Pam, and two sons, Lucas and Cody, can be proud of. While words will never be able to console the pain and grief his family, community, and the state of Arkansas feel, we can take solace in the words of Christ, who said, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Yell County has lost a true friend and servant. I thank Lieutenant Mainhart for his service and sacrifice and send my most sincere condolences to his friends, family, and all those affected by this senseless act of violence.
“Mr. Speaker, I yield back.”
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