LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' attorney general has honored a Trumann police officer killed while making a traffic stop last year.
At a ceremony honoring the state's top law enforcement officers, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel paid tribute Tuesday to Patrolman Jonathan Schmidt. Witnesses said Schmidt protected his sergeant when a wanted man began firing at them April 12, 2011.
Jerry Lard, who was in the back seat of a car Schmidt had pulled over, was convicted of shooting the officer and sentenced to death. A videotape of the traffic stop revealed that Schmidt pleaded for his life before being shot, telling Lard, "Please don't shoot me. Please don't shoot me again."
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