Ricketts honored at AG’s luncheon
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge presented the Carroll County Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award to Cpl. Jeff Ricketts of the Arkansas State Police during an annual awards and recognition luncheon Friday, Jan. 29, in Benton.
“It’s my honor to recognize our law enforcement officers from around the state for their dedication to protecting Arkansans,” Rutledge said in a news release. “Every day, these brave men and women leave their families without knowing if they will safely return home. Today’s recipients have gone above and beyond for all of us and we are grateful for their dedication and sacrifice.”
In addition to the statewide and regional Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year awards, Rutledge recognized Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer winners from counties around the state. Recipients were selected based on recommendations for their dedicated service to Arkansans and can hold law enforcement positions at a college or university, municipal, county, federal or state level. Nominations were provided to Rutledge from police chiefs, county sheriffs, county judges, mayors, prosecutors and other State law enforcement leaders from across Arkansas.
Sgt. James Jennings, Cpl. Seay-Peter Floyd and officer Natalie Eucce of the the Fayetteville Police Department were named the state Law Enforcement Officers of the Year.