Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge hosted the 2020 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Luncheon at the Benton Event Center on Jan. 29.

Following Arkansas Health Department guidelines, law enforcement from across the State attended the 18th annual awards ceremony honoring an outstanding law enforcement official from each of Arkansas’s 75 counties.

Lawrence County’s honoree is Corporal Anthony Dail with the Arkansas State Police.

“Every day law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to protect their communities,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “In Arkansas, we will always back the blue.”

Rutledge also presented a VALOR tribute, which is given in honor of members of the law enforcement community who lost their lives while in the line of duty this past year. This year’s tribute was presented to the family of eight law enforcement officials who lost their lives.

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