GoFundMe set up for family of Yell County Officer killed Thursday

Community mourning after Yell County Officer killed in line of duty

DARDANELLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- A GoFundMe has been set up to help with funeral expenses for a Yell County Officer killed in the line of duty.

Lieutenant Kevin C. Mainhart, 46, of the Yell County Sheriff’s Department was killed in the line of duty Thursday during a traffic stop west of Dardanelle, Arkansas along State Highway 27 near the junction of Slo-Fork Road.

He was shot by James Bowden who went on to kill two women and hold another woman hostage for over five hours.

Lieutenant Mainhart served four years in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Forces Officer.  He then returned to Russellville where he worked for the Arkansas Tech Public Safety. His next move was to West Memphis where he served in the West Memphis Police Department. He worked for the West Memphis Police Department for 20 years and left as a Captain.  The past five years he has been working for the Yell County Sheriff's Office.

The GoFundMe can be found by clicking here.

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