Maintenance personnel at De Queen schools received an unexpected chore when a portion of one of the school's iconic oak trees fell on the Ninth St. gym. A huge limb split off the truck of the giant water oak and collapsed on the northeast corner of the building.
Ceremony honors fallen officers It was an occasion marked by both sorrow and hope when area law enforcement officers and members of the community paid tribute to four De Queen policemen who lost their lives more than 30 years ago.
Over 200 people - including local police and deputies, community leaders and family members of the fallen officers - attended the ceremony held at the De Queen National Guard Armory. The event was held to officially memorialize the four officers who were killed in a traffic accident on July 4, 1984. Those killed were Captain Bill Mills, Sergeant Roy Brewer and patrolmen Bill Gilham and Herman Jones - four of the De Queen Police Department's seven full-time officers in 1984.
To read the complete article, please see the March 30 edition of The De Queen Bee.