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Buckner named next chief of LR police

By ArkansasOnline

This article was published May 28, 2014 at 2:29 p.m.

The City of Little Rock announced Wednesday that Kenton Buckner, pictured, will be the new chief of police for the Little Rock Police Department.

Kentucky lawman Kenton Buckner has been chosen as Little Rock's next police chief, city officials announced Wednesday.

Buckner, 45, will replace Stuart Thomas who is retiring June 27. His first day on the job will be June 30, a city of Little Rock news release states.

Buckner started his career in 1993 as a police officer with the Louisville Metro Police Department and has spent the last five years as the department's assistant chief, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette previously reported.

Buckner was chosen over Little Rock’s assistant chief of police, Eric Higgins, and John Ray, executive chief deputy of Tarrant County sheriff’s office in Fort Worth, Texas.

Read Thursday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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barttaylor5507191352 says... May 28, 2014 at 6:45 p.m.

Bring on the donuts!

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barttaylor5507191352 says... May 28, 2014 at 6:55 p.m.

Anybody notice that the current spokesman for the the LR police department can't get out of his chair because he is to fat! At least the women before him was usually on the sene.

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Morgancub says... May 28, 2014 at 7:38 p.m.

Good luck,Sir

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HM2 says... May 28, 2014 at 8:01 p.m.

You mean to tell me of all the qualified people in the little rock police department we couldn't find one to take the job? as in everything else we had to go out of state and pay way too much money.

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bestump3 says... May 28, 2014 at 9:17 p.m.

Too bad for Eric Higgins. He has paid his dues to get the top job.The last out of state hire did not work. Eyes will be on you,Bruce Moore!!

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Messidona says... May 28, 2014 at 9:58 p.m.

gee Carl, did i doooo thaaaattt??

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JessePinkman says... May 29, 2014 at 8:03 a.m.

You ailed it Messidona; Steve Urkel will be his right hand nerd

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