Watson, Jackson run in event for fallen Hot Springs officer

HOT SPRINGS — Arkadelphia’s two head law enforcement officers spent Saturday morning participating in a 5K honoring a fallen officer

Pictured, from left, are Arkadelphia Police Chief Jason “Shory” Jackson, Fawn Freeze, Amy Watson and Clark County Sheriff Jason Watson.

Clark County Sheriff Jason Watson and Arkadelphia Police Chief Jason “Shorty” Jackson ran in the Cpl. Brent Scrimshire Memorial 5K.

They were two of nearly 200 others who participated in the second annual event. Scrimshire, an officer with Hot Springs Police Department and Henderson State University alumnus, was killed in the line of duty on March 10, 2020, during a traffic stop.

Tony Jenkins, coordinator of the run, thanked the participants. Proceeds from the race, he added, go to Back the Blue 176 for law enforcement equipment and training, as well as for a scholarship fund for Scrimshire’s two children.

Watson echoed Jenkins’ pre-race comments about the event being a “sad reason to be here. We wish we were here for a million other reasons, but we came out to do this for Brent, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. We’re not gonna forget that.”

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