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Official Commendation: Troop A Troopers Stop Suicidal Woman – PULASKI COUNTY

Released by the Arkansas State Police in May 2019, this story explains why two Arkansas State Troopers were nominated and received official commendations by the Director of the Arkansas State Police.

Official Commendation: Troop A Troopers Stop Suicidal Woman – PULASKI COUNTYPUBLIC RELEASE

Lieutenant Darran Austin gave an overview of the nominations of Sergeant Elvis Mull and Corporal Brandon Love for Official Commendations.

Lieutenant Austin stated like many know, Arkansas is a very rural state and we have a lot of natural wonders that travel through our state and one of those is the Arkansas River, which is a beautiful river, but it is also very dangerous river. In Pulaski County, we have three extremely busy interstate bridges that cross that river. Occasionally we have people who want to jump from those bridges for the fun of it and sometimes like in this case, unfortunately, would like to jump from those bridges to end their life.  Either way it is very dangerous.

On the afternoon of December 31, 2018, Troop A Communication Center received a call of a person wanting to jump from the Interstate 430 River Bridge to end their life. In response, Sergeant Elvis Mull and Corporal Brandon Love were dispatched to the area and responded to the scene for the state police.

Sergeant Elvis Mull arrived first, and he found three vehicles parked on the shoulder of the Interstate 430 River Bridge. He also observed three people standing on the shoulder between one of the cars and the bridge railing, which at that point being on the shoulder of the rode there was not very much room between the car and the bridge railing. He immediately went to the area and began speaking with the person and as he was approaching, he overheard the female say she wanted to end her life.

Official Commendation: Troop A Troopers Stop Suicidal Woman – PULASKI COUNTY
Official Commendation: Troop A Troopers Stop Suicidal Woman – PULASKI COUNTY
Official Commendation: Troop A Troopers Stop Suicidal Woman – PULASKI COUNTY

Official Commendation: Troop A Troopers Stop Suicidal Woman – PULASKI COUNTY

Sergeant Mull is a member of the ASP Crisis Negotiation Team and has training in negotiation with people in crisis. So, he began to speak to the lady and try to talk her down. Her body language was telling him that she wanted to jump over the railing; she kept directing her attention to the railing and the river below the railing. Sergeant Mull continually tried to get her to keep her attention on him and to speak with him.

Moments later, Corporal Love arrived and approached from the other side in a direction she could not see him. After a few minutes of speaking with her, Corporal Love and Sergeant Mull were in eye to eye contact with each other. The moment the time was right Sergeant Mull gave the nod, they both rushed and were able to get control of the female, get her away from the bridge railing to safety and in a sense keep her from jumping and possibly injuring herself or ending her life. I believe they should be recognized for their actions.

Also, I would like to mention the two motorists who stopped and were doing what they could to keep her from doing this. In any case if she had decided to go and someone had grabbed her, she could have taken them over the bridge railing with her. I think in this case Sergeant Mull and Corporal Love deserve recognition for their efforts that day.

Colonel Bryant presented Official Commendations to Sergeant Elvis Mull and Corporal Brandon Love.

Official Commendation: Trooper Volunteers In Several Ways – Pulaski County

Released by the Arkansas State Police in May 2019, this story explains why an Arkansas State Trooper was officially commended by the Director of the Arkansas State Police.

Official Commendation: Trooper Volunteers In Several Ways – Pulaski CountyPUBLIC RELEASE

On May 9, 2019, the Arkansas State Police Commission held a meeting in Little Rock. During the meeting, ASP Sergeant Jeremy Roberts gave an overview of the nomination of ASP Corporal Scott Ellis for an Official Commendation.

Sergeant Roberts explained that during his preparation for this presentation, his wife who works in disaster assistance and utilizes volunteers on a daily basis mentioned that the Federal Government has actually set a value of over $24.00 an hour for volunteerism. He felt like this is a simple illustration of the value of Scott’s work and provides us all with the appropriate appreciation for what he has done and the importance of this will be revealed shortly.

Everyone that knows Corporal Scott Ellis knows that he is an outstanding State Trooper and an even better person, but what you may not know is that he is a diligent volunteer and he has been doing this for most of his adult life.

For several years, Corporal Scott Ellis has been volunteering for the Boy Scouts of America dedicating his time to this organization as an Assistant Scout Master for Troop 18. He spends countless hours organizing and planning events for this organization, setting a fine example for these young men to follow.

Official Commendation: Trooper Volunteers In Several Ways – Pulaski County
Official Commendation: Trooper Volunteers In Several Ways – Pulaski County
Official Commendation: Trooper Volunteers In Several Ways – Pulaski County

Official Commendation: Trooper Volunteers In Several Ways – Pulaski County

Scott does not stop there, he also serves his local community by being a member of the West Pulaski Water Association. He is the Co-Chairman for the men’s ministry at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Scott is the Unit Commissioner for the Quapaw Area Counsel, Commissioner of the Pinnacle District Roundtable, and has developed and served as security team leader at his church and sits on many boards for his church. He also teaches the Wednesday night Awana’s program.

A conservative estimate is that Corporal Ellis has served his community by volunteering over 10,000 hours, so according to my wife and the Federal Government, Scott has donated to his community approximately a quarter of a million dollars through his efforts.

The Arkansas State Police is lucky to have Scott as a Trooper. Executive Protection Detail is lucky to have Scott as a member of our detail and I am lucky to have Scott as a friend, a role model and truly somebody to look up to. Thank you Scott for all you do.

Colonel Bryant presented an Official Commendation to Corporal Scott Ellis.

Official Commendation: Trooper Recognized For Seizing Dope And Getting Results – CRAWFORD COUNTY

All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.

Released by the Arkansas State Police in January 2019, this story explains why an Arkansas State Trooper was official commended by the Director of the Arkansas State Police.

Official Commendation: Trooper Recognized For Seizing Dope And Getting Results – CRAWFORD COUNTY

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PUBLIC RELEASE

On January 10, 2019,  the Arkansas State Police Commission held a meeting in Little Rock.  During the meeting, ASP Chris Waters gave an overview of the nomination of Trooper 1st Class Derek Nietert for an Official Commendation.

Official Commendation: Trooper Recognized For Seizing Dope And Getting Results – CRAWFORD COUNTY
Official Commendation: Trooper Recognized For Seizing Dope And Getting Results – CRAWFORD COUNTY
Official Commendation: Trooper Recognized For Seizing Dope And Getting Results – CRAWFORD COUNTY

Sergeant Chris Waters stated TFC Derek Nietert was nominated for his cumulative efforts and results in the area of Criminal Interdiction for the year 2017. I also think it is noteworthy to mention that Derek was deployed to Iraqi for the majority of 2018 and we are glad he is back safely.

Official Commendation: Trooper Recognized For Seizing Dope And Getting Results – CRAWFORD COUNTY

TFC Nietert is assigned to Crawford County in the Highway Patrol Division and is a member of the Interstate Criminal Patrol Team. Over the course of 2017, TFC Nietert has seized over 482 pounds of marijuana, over 20 pounds of methamphetamine, nearly 7 pounds of heroin, 1 stolen firearm, 1 ounce of kratom, and $336,919 U. S. Currency in drug proceeds. TFC Nietert has an infectious can do attitude and is quick to assist his fellow troopers.

While TFC Nietert plays a critical role on the Interstate Criminal Patrol Team, he also fulfills his other duties, which include traffic enforcement, investigating vehicle crashes and assisting area agencies as necessary. TFC Nietert makes every effort to pass on his training, experience, and knowledge to young troopers who express an interest in Interstate Criminal Patrol. TFC Nietert is worthy to receive an Official Commendation.

Colonel Bryant presented an Official Commendation to TFC Derek Nietert.

Official Commendation: Domestic Battery/Kidnapping Suspect Arrested – WASHINGTON COUNTY

Released by the Arkansas State Police in January 2019, this story explains why an Arkansas State Trooper was official commended by the Director of the Arkansas State Police.

Official Commendation: Domestic Battery/Kidnapping Suspect Arrested – WASHINGTON COUNTY

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PUBLIC RELEASE

On January 10, 2019,  the Arkansas State Police Commission held a meeting in Little Rock.  During the meeting, ASP Captain Jason Aaron gave an overview of the nomination of Trooper John Bass for an Official Commendation.

Official Commendation: Domestic Battery/Kidnapping Suspect Arrested – WASHINGTON COUNTY

Captain Aaron said that on August 14, 2018 the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic battery in which the suspect had beaten and stabbed a mother of a 2 month old child. The suspect then kidnapped the child and was on the run.

Official Commendation: Domestic Battery/Kidnapping Suspect Arrested – WASHINGTON COUNTY
Official Commendation: Domestic Battery/Kidnapping Suspect Arrested – WASHINGTON COUNTY

Official Commendation: Domestic Battery/Kidnapping Suspect Arrested – WASHINGTON COUNTY

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office along with the Arkansas State Police issued an Amber Alert for the suspect with the vehicle description. The Amber Alert investigation took place throughout August 14 and carried over into the morning of August 15 in which the U.S. Marshal’s Office had established contact with the suspect and arranged a meeting location just south of Fayetteville on Highway 71 along with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Once they got to their prearranged location, the suspect fled in his vehicle and the U.S. Marshal’s Office and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office pursued after the suspect southbound on Highway 71. This particular day the weather conditions, it was pouring down rain, torrential downpours all morning long. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Office ended up terminating their involvement in the pursuit due to weather conditions and the roadway conditions. By this time, all law enforcement agencies in Northwest Arkansas began a manhunt in the area of Mountainburg, which is there on the east side of Interstate 49 just south of the Washington County line. Law Enforcement officers from the FBI, U.S. Marshal’s Office, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Fayetteville PD, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Mountainburg Police Department, about every law enforcement agency in that part of the state was involved in this manhunt. About 11:00 a.m. that morning, Troop H Dispatch received a phone call from a traveler traveling southbound on 49 about an individual standing on the bridge hitchhiking with his shirt off. Trooper John Bass was the closest law enforcement officer to the area and responded to the scene. Trooper Bass determined the subject on the bridge was the suspect that everyone was looking for. The suspect was standing out in the rain with his shirt off and a pair of pants on, standing in the middle of Interstate 49 trying to flag traffic down. What his intentions were at that time, whether to carjack or get hit by a car was unknown. Trooper Bass responded, first one on scene and made contact with the suspect, began talking to him and the suspect ran to the edge of the bridge and Trooper Bass ran after him. The suspect hung off the side of the bridge and Trooper Bass along with two Washington County Deputies were able to pull the suspect back over the bridge, back on the interstate and take him into custody without incident and for these actions, I would like to recognize Trooper John Bass.

Colonel Bryant presented an Official Commendation to Trooper John Bass.

Arkansas Automotive Wants To Be YOUR Mechanic; Financing Available – HOT SPRINGS

This story is an “advertorial” that introduces the reader to Arkansas Automotive.

Arkansas Automotive is THE place to go for all of your automotive repair needs. Arkansas Automotive is a full service automotive repair shop, located at 129 Shady Grove Rd. in Hot Springs.

Arkansas Automotive Wants To Be YOUR Mechanic; Financing Available – HOT SPRINGS

Owner of Arkansas Automotive Brent James guarantees that his professional team of fully certified auto mechanics and staff will fix your vehicle correctly the first time.

Arkansas Automotive Wants To Be YOUR Mechanic; Financing Available – HOT SPRINGS

All Service Technicians at Arkansas Automotive are ASE Certified and boast over 100 years of combined car care and maintenance experience.

Arkansas Automotive’s owner Brent James has been in the automotive repair business for 16 years servicing Garland County and surrounding areas. Brent’s father owned his own highly successful automotive repair business for over 40 years. The Arkansas Automotive Team of professionals strive for a customer service experience that is unmatched in the automotive repair industry. Brent and his dedicated staff of certified automotive technicians offer over 100 years of combined experience.  All Arkansas Automotive Technicians are factory trained and ASE certified.

Arkansas Automotive is family owned and operated, with 6 service bays to allow for major automotive repair of vehicles that are powered by both gasoline and diesel engines.

Services range from transmission overhaul, A/C repair and brake work to simple maintenance tasks and much more. The staff at Arkansas Automotive can handle any automotive repair need efficiently and in a curteous manner.

Arkansas Automotive Wants To Be YOUR Mechanic; Financing Available – HOT SPRINGS

Very few auto repair places in Garland County care to tackle the repairing of transmissions. Arkansas Automotive fixes transmissions and more, all day, no problem.,

Arkansas Automotive Wants To Be YOUR Mechanic; Financing Available – HOT SPRINGS
Arkansas Automotive Wants To Be YOUR Mechanic; Financing Available – HOT SPRINGS
Arkansas Automotive Wants To Be YOUR Mechanic; Financing Available – HOT SPRINGS

Brent keeps his automotive repair technicians up to date with continued training paired with utilizing the latest tools and equipment to ensure the job is done right, the first time.

Arkansas Automotive Wants To Be YOUR Mechanic; Financing Available – HOT SPRINGS

No job is too big and no job is too small. The day we took pictures, Arkansas Automotive Service Technicians had just removed the entire engine from a customer’s vehicle and they were working on a very intricate repair item.

Arkansas Automotive is proud to have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau of Arkansas. Arkansas Automotive can usually receive parts the same day, depending on the vehicle.

Arkansas Automotive hours of operation are Monday-Friday 7:30 a,m. – 4:30 p.m.  Arkansas Automotive offers its customers a lobby for convenience while you wait for your vehicle to be serviced. They also provide their clients free shuttle service and a 12 month 12,000 mile warranty on all repairs.  Ask about the convenient financing options they offer.

Visit Arkansas Automotive for all automotive repair needs or call 501-623-0055 and let the them help you to repair and maintain your vehicle.

Arkansas Automotive Wants To Be YOUR Mechanic; Financing Available – HOT SPRINGS

NC ‘bathroom bill’ sponsor wins GOP redo of tainted election

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina’s most infamous political story lines of recent years are merging into a congressional race this summer that pits the architect of the state’s “bathroom bill” against a Democrat granted an electoral do-over after evidence of ballot fraud tainted his prior opponent’s campaign.

State Sen. Dan Bishop on Tuesday topped nine other GOP candidates seeking the 9th Congressional District nomination with almost half of the ballots cast. He will face Democrat Dan McCready, as well as Libertarian and Green candidates, on Sept. 10.

Bishop’s role as sponsor of a headline-grabbing “bathroom bill” that voided anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people is likely to be a focal point in a race already closely watched after election officials ordered it to be re-run because last year’s contest was deemed too tainted to stand. Despite the low turnout for the primary that drew less than 10% of eligible voters, the general election could draw a heavy infusion of political cash on both sides because it’s virtually alone on the political calendar this year.

McCready, a former Marine and Harvard MBA, seemed to narrowly lose last year’s race to Republican Mark Harris. Then, an investigation found Harris ignored warnings and paid a political operative who collected mail-in ballots. Harris opted not to run again.

In 2016, Bishop sponsored House Bill 2, the law that voided a Charlotte ordinance expanding LGBT rights and prevented similar anti-discrimination rules anywhere else in the state. HB2 was nicknamed the “bathroom bill” because it also directed transgender people to use public bathrooms and showers that matched their birth sex. The measure made waves nationally and prompted boycotts by entertainers, governments and some businesses thinking about moving jobs to North Carolina.



Bishop said while voters knew HB2 had his whole-hearted backing, the law was partially repealed in 2017 and is no longer as important as other issues.

“People are astonished and amazed and dismayed at what they see coming out of Washington these days from liberal crazy clowns. Socialism. Open borders. Infanticide. 90% tax rates. Having prison inmates vote. It goes on and on,” Bishop told supporters Tuesday night. “And of course, most of all, an incessant drive to impeach the president.”

With conflict between President Donald Trump and Washington Democrats heating up after the investigation into Russian support for the president’s 2016 campaign, Bishop’s coming four-months in the 9th District race is expected to serve as a measure of political tides and an open vault for donors.

McCready ran a solar-energy financing fund before starting his run for Congress two years ago. He’s built up his name recognition over the extended campaign and had almost $1.6 million in cash on hand as of May 2, according to Federal Election Commission reports.

But McCready will be swimming upstream in a congressional district that has been in GOP hands since 1963 and which Trump won by 12 percentage points in 2016. The district stretches from suburban Charlotte to suburban Fayetteville along the South Carolina border.

Bishop has accused McCready of refusing to clearly state his positions on public issues during last year’s primary and general elections.

McCready “went through two elections without telling anyone where he stood on anything. That ends tomorrow,” Bishop said Tuesday night.

McCready last year said he would not support Nancy Pelosi for her top leadership role in the U.S. House. She was elected speaker in January after Democrats took over the House majority. McCready refused during an October debate to rule in or out whether he supported impeaching Trump.

But the GOP’s brand also has suffered in the wake of the much-publicized investigation into Harris’s campaign, followed last month by federal charges accusing the state party’s chairman of working with a big-money donor to try bribing North Carolina’s top insurance regulator.

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