Governor Asa Hutchinson has ordered the United States flag and the Arkansas flag to be lowered to half-staff in tribute to the memory of Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Ramirez.

The Governor of Arkansas 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.

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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. The flags are to remain at half-staff until the day of Deputy Ramirez's 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.”

Funeral arrangements for Deputy Frank Ramirez are:

Visitation Monday, 11/22/21 from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM for family and 6 PM - 8 PM for everyone else at Roller Crouch funeral home at 510 East College Street in Batesville.

The Funeral will be Tuesday, 11/23/21 at 1400 at UACCB Independence Hall at 2005 White Drive in Batesville.

Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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