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The Drug Enforcement Administration in Little Rock will hold a memorial service for a fallen special agent



Little Rock, Arkansas – The Little Rock Drug Enforcement Administration has organized a special ceremony to honor Special Agent Rick Finley’s sacrifice on Thursday, May 16, in conjunction with National Police Week.

This week is National Police Week, a time when first responders around the country honor law enforcement personnel who have died while on duty or while on watch.

National Police Week is a time of year when the nation remembers and pays tribute to those who gave their lives in the line of duty.

The unique ceremony will take place at the Old Independence Regional Museum, located at 380 S. 9th St. in Batesville, and is open to the general public. Admission is free.

The survivors, community members, and other law enforcement professionals will all speak in support of Special Agent Finley’s bravery and service throughout her assignment.

The time of the event is 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The afternoon’s speakers will be Special Agent Finley’s niece, retired DEA agent and Finley’s friend and coworker Jim Akagi, DEA Little Rock Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jarad Harper, Arkansas State Police Director Col. Mike Hagar, and Mayor Rick Elimbaugh of Batesville (who is declaring May 16th to be “Rick Finley Day”).

Both guests and media will have access to refreshments.

Agent Finley will be remembered with a flag raising by the honor guard of the North Little Rock Police Department flying above the U.S. Capitol, and a granite bench dedication at the Old Independence Regional Museum is expected to take place during the day.













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