Officers Bid Farewell to Comrade
Officer Down: Michael Christopher Waters - [West Memphis, Arkansas]
|In a solemn ceremony punctuated with country music said to typify the man, police officers from around the region paid tribute to a fallen West Memphis comrade Tuesday.|
Patrolman Michael Christopher Waters, 24, was eulogized as an officer anyone would want watching his back, a tough "bad boy" on the streets but also a dedicated public servant who "paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving his life in the line of duty."
Waters was thrown from his patrol car Thursday evening in a chase on a closed section of Interstate 55 and was struck and killed by a second patrol car.
Three suspects in what had been a Sav-A-Lot store theft of candy will be charged with first-degree murder. They are in custody in Tennessee and are awaiting extradition to Crittenden County.