OFFICER BRENT SCRIMSHIRE

HOT SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT, AR
END OF WATCH:  MARCH 10, 2020
OFFICER SCHRIMSHIRE HAD SERVED WITH THE HOT SPRING POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR SIX YEARS. HE HAD BEEN RECOGNIZED AS A REGIONAL OFFICER OF THE YEAR BY THE ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL IN 2016 AND HAD BEEN RECOGNIZED AS THE HOT SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICER OF THE QUARTER. 
POLICE OFFICER BRENT SCRIMSHIRE WAS SHOT AND KILLED WHILE CONDUCTING A TRAFFIC STOP ON MARCH 10, 2020. DURING THE TRAFFIC STOP, OFFICER SCRIMSHIRE AND A SUBJECT IN THE VEHICLE EXCHANGED GUNFIRE AND BOTH SUSTAINED GUNSHOT WOUNDS. BOTH WERE TRANSPORTED TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL WHERE OFFICER SCRIMSHIRE SUCCUMED TO HIS WOUNDS. HE WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR HIS COURAGE AND DEDICATION TO SERVE AND PROTECT THE PEOPLE OF HOT SPRINGS. 

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