Ark. corrections sergeant fatally shot while assisting cops

The sergeant was part of a K-9 team searching for a suspect, police said

Duty Death: Joshua Caudell - [Pulaski County, Arkansas]

End of Service: 02/28/2022


By Associated Press

MAUMELLE, Ark. — An Arkansas Department of Correction sergeant was fatally shot Monday morning while assisting local law enforcement in central Arkansas, authorities said.

Sgt. Joshua Caudell of the Arkansas Dept. of Corrections was shot and killed while helping police search for a suspect on Feb. 28, 2021.
Sgt. Joshua Caudell of the Arkansas Dept. of Corrections was shot and killed while helping police search for a suspect on Feb. 28, 2021. (Officer Down Memorial Page)

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says deputies were responding to a residential disturbance at a home in Maumelle, just outside Little Rock. The Department of Correction sergeant was part of a K-9 team assisting the deputies.

Police believe someone fled from the home and the tracking dog led authorities to a nearby trailer.

The sheriff's office says a person opened fire on the officers from underneath the trailer. Lt. Cody Burk tells Little Rock TV station KTHV that the sergeant was struck and killed.

Authorities have surrounded the trailer but no one is in custody yet. Several nearby schools were locked down as a precaution.

 

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