Officer Robert Aaron Barker, 26, of McCrory, a four-year veteran of the McCrory Police Department, died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash today.
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At approximately 5 AM Barker was responding to a call to assist a Woodruff County sheriff’s deputy when his patrol car collided with a deer. Barker was traveling north along Arkansas Highway 17, south of the Patterson community, when his patrol car struck a deer. Barker was pronounced dead at a Searcy hospital.