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Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on the death of Stone County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Mike Stephen, who was killed in the line of duty today:

"Today, the State of Arkansas mourns the loss of a brave law-enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. Mike Stephen protected the people of Stone County, standing as part of the thin blue line separating our communities from crime and chaos. I encourage all Arkansans to pray for and comfort his family, friends, and neighbors during this moment of loss."