Rogers Officer Wounded in Gunfire Returns to Duty
Rogers police Cpl. Jeff Pollock, wounded in a shooting in May, returned to duty June 25 on a full-time basis, said Keith Foster, police spokesman.
Pollock recently returned to light duty for a week or two before going on a week-long vacation and then resuming a regular 8-hour patrol shift last week, Foster said.
On May 2 at about 2:30 a.m., Pollock was shot in Rogers at Lake Atalanta Park, police said. A 12-year police veteran, Pollock was shot when he approached Gregory Lance Duffy, 22, parked in his car and asked to see Duffy’s driver’s license, police said.
A short time later, Duffy posted on his Facebook that he “just shot a cop.” He identified himself on the page as a 2008 graduate of Rogers High School.
Pollock was hit by a bullet in the right side of his torso and rolled into the lake, but was able to return fire, police said. Duffy sped off toward Arkansas 12.
Madison County sheriff’s deputies attempted to arrest Duffy outside of his girlfriend’s house near War Eagle Mill before daybreak on May 2.
Police dash cam video shows Duffy trying to drive away from the home on High Sky Inn Road with deputies closing in. They jump out of their cruisers with their guns drawn. Duffy is seen putting his hands up. In seconds, two shots ring out from inside Duffy’s car.
Deputies quickly pull him from the vehicle and call an ambulance.
“When we got there the man was still alive,” Benton County Sheriff Keith Ferguson said. “But he didn’t live long.”
Ferguson said drugs and weapons and other items were found in Duffy’s car.
Deputies found a controlled substance known as the “date rape drug,” a 357-magnum, ammunition for other guns and knives, Ferguson said.
“They found a bunch of big saber type knives,” he said. “I’m going to say the guy lived in the car for a while. Or was living in the car. It looked like he had been.”
Duffy’s body was taken to the state crime lab for an autopsy.