Message From The Sheriff
MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF
BOBBY WALRAVEN  ( read )
Phone:
Emergency: 911
24 Hrs Non-Emergency:
870-898-5115
Crime Tips:
870-898-7282
Address:
351 N. 2nd Street
Ashdown, AR 71822
Mailing Address:
351 N. 2nd Street Suite #2
Ashdown, AR 71822
Administrative Office Hours:
M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm
Fallen Officers

 Pete Price


In 2006 Pete Price, a long time volunteer with both Ashdown Police Department and the Little River County Sheriff's Office, started our local "Shop With A Cop" program. Until his death in November 2013 Mr. Pete helped to raise thousands of dollars for the program and he partnered with our local Walmart to help hundreds of children in Little River County.Memorial Shop With A Cop

This program was created to help the underprivileged children in our area who, without the help of this organization, may not have any Christmas gifts at all. Although Mr. Pete has passed on we have chosen to keep his memory alive by carrying on the wonderful tradition he created for this county. In 2015, with the help of local businesses and donations from the people in our surrounding communities, we were able to help over 180 children receive the gift of Christmas. 

For families who are in need of assistance, applications can be picked up at the local Sheriff's office, Ashdown Police Department, or the DHS office in Ashdown. With the assistance of DHS, the Pete Price Memorial Shop With A Cop program will determine which families need assisted and will notify the families a week before the annual "Shop" is to take place.

We have many exciting fundraisers planned for this year!! Our goal is to help 200 children this Christmas.

Please like and share our face book page Pete Price Memorial Shop With A Cop to help us get the word out about this organization. Also, we would like you to know that every dollar you donate is greatly appreciated and will go to help ONLY children in Little River County.

Thank You!

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Deputy Sheriff William D. Cooley, Jr.

Little River County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

Deputy Cooley was killed in an automobile accident while en route to a meeting

*End of Watch: Thursday, April 13, 1978*

 

 

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Constable Roy Selman

 

Little River County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

*End of Watch: Tuesday, June 19, 1928*

 Constable Selman was shot and killed by a suspect who was wanted for the murder of Policeman Hence Giles, of the Texarkana Police Department, on July 16, 1926. The suspect had escaped from the Miller County Jail three months earlier while on trial for Policeman Giles' murder. The suspect was captured in Sevier County and subsequently charged with Constable Selman's murder, and a third murder. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. Governor Harvey Parnell later reduced his sentence to 21 years and granted him a Christmas furlough in 1932. He failed to return and was listed as an escapee on January 8, 1933. A month later he was arrested in Plain Dealing, Louisiana, after robbing a bank there. He was also identified as having robbed a bank in Texas while out on furlough. He was convicted of bank robbery and shooting with intent to murder and sentenced to life. In September of 1933 he along with several other inmates escaped from Angola Penitentiary. During the escape prison Captain John A. Singleton and a trustee were killed. He was captured a month later in Clarksville, Texas. He was charged with bank robbery, kidnapping, and several other crimes in Texas and sentenced to life in prison. In 1936 he was extradited back to Louisiana and charged with Captain Singleton's murder. His trial resulted in a mistrial. In 1943 he was again charged with Captain Singleton's murder and the trial again resulted in a mistrial. On May 26, 1959, he was released from Angola Penitentiary and returned to the Arkansas Penitentiary to finish his sentence there.