Arkansas Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Deputy Frank Ramirez

Little Rock, AR (STL.News) Governor Asa Hutchinson has offered his condolences to the family of Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Ramirez, who died in a one-car accident early Thursday as he responded to an emergency call.

Governor Hutchinson has ordered the United States Flag and state flag of Arkansas to fly at half-staff in tribute to the memory of Deputy Ramirez.  Flags are to remain at half-staff until the day of interment.

“Deputy Frank Ramirez lost his life in service to his community,” Governor Hutchinson said today.  “Susan and I are praying for the comfort of Deputy Ramirez’s wife, two children, extended family, and fellow deputies.  Deputy Ramirez’s death is a reminder that there is no such thing as a routine assignment for a police officer.  I am grateful that in spite of that risk, hundreds of Arkansas officers such as Deputy Ramirez choose law enforcement as a career and go to work every day to assist and protect the rest of us.”