LAFAYETTE CO., AR (KSLA) - Flags flew at half-staff in Arkansas on Saturday in honor of a lawman who was killed while lending a hand to a homeless man last week.
Friends, family and supporters gathered at First Baptist Church in Stamps, AR to honor Pete Richardson. The Lafayette County Chief Deputy died March 17 while taking 30-year-old Michael Ackart to a shelter in Miller County.
Dozens of law enforcement agencies from across the area joined the procession to lay Richardson to rest.
"That is a tremendous tribute to someone and it shows that it is something indicative of what they're made of," said Ron Stovall, of the Miller County Sheriff's Department. "When you see someone, this many people come to honor someone, that speaks volumes of the type of person that they are, or they were."