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Posted on: March 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: Monday’s services for Ofc. Scrimshire opened to public

Visitation and funeral arrangements for Officer First Class Brent Scrimshire on Monday will be held at Horner Hall in the Hot Springs Convention Center to allow the public to pay respects and honor their fallen officer.

“The outpouring of feedback in support of opening the visitation and memorial service back to the public, despite the possible risk from this unprecedented virus outbreak, is further testament to the tremendous impact Officer Scrimshire has had on the Hot Springs community,” said Police Chief Jason Stachey. “The process for making tough decisions regarding the services have been fluid based on information available at the time each decision was made. The decision to again make the service open to the public is based on the feelings of the Scrimshire family.”

Visitation and memorial services for Officer First Class Brent Scrimshire are outlined below:

Sunday, March 15

  • Visitation: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Regency Funeral Home, Malvern, Ark.

Monday, March 16

  • Visitation: 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Horner Hall, Hot Springs Convention Center
  • Open to the public*

  • Memorial Service: 2 p.m.
  • Horner Hall, Hot Springs Convention Center
  • Open to the public*
  • The Service will also be livestreamed at

  • Procession and internment: Immediately following the ceremony and private family viewing
  • From the Hot Springs Convention Center to Oakridge Cemetery in Malvern, Ark.

*Although the Visitation and Service is open to the public, those considering attendance should use appropriate precautions, as outlined by the Center for Disease Control. Those who should not attend any public gathering include anyone who has traveled outside the United States or in an area where COVID-19 is spreading; anyone who may have been exposed to the virus; or those exhibiting respiratory or flu-like symptoms. For anyone who cannot attend, the video livefeed is available at, and respects can be paid along the processional, which will travel along Arkansas Highway 270 and Malvern Avenue.

“We want to thank the leadership and all of the staff at the Hot Springs Convention Center for working closely with us through this planning process. They have been working long hours to prepare for this important public event and to disinfect the entire facility. They also have hand-sanitizing stations at the entrances,” said City Manager Bill Burrough. “Although we are outside of the four-county area in the state with presumed cases of COVID-19, we still must act responsibly and are asking the public to act responsibly and use sound judgement.”

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