Arkansas State Police Cpl. Andrew Ault was honored on Jan. 29 with the Garland County Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge during the 2020 Officer of the Year Luncheon at the Benton Event Center.
"It's my honor to recognize our law enforcement officers from around the state for their dedication to protecting Arkansans," Rutledge said in a release.
"Every day, these brave men and women leave their families without knowing if they will safely return home. (The) recipients have gone above and beyond for all of us and we are grateful for their dedication and sacrifice," she said.
In addition to the statewide and regional Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year awards, Rutledge recognized an Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer winner from counties around the state.
Recipients were selected based on recommendations for their dedicated service to Arkansans and can hold law enforcement positions at a college or university, municipal, county, federal or state level.
Nominations were provided to Rutledge from police chiefs, county sheriffs, county judges, mayors, prosecutors and other state law enforcement leaders from across Arkansas.