LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin issued the following statement on the death of Yell County Sheriff’s Deputy Lieutenant Kevin Mainhart, who was killed in the line of duty earlier today:
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Kevin Mainhart and the families of the other victims. So many have been affected by this senseless tragedy. Today, Arkansans collectively grieve for the loss of Lt. Mainhart in the line of duty and recognize his sacrifice, the sacrifice of his family and the danger faced by law enforcement on a daily basis."
About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin
Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.