PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Prairie Grove Police Department confirmed Tuesday that Officer Tyler Franks will be returning home to Prairie Grove following rehab in Fayetteville after he was injured in the line of duty in early May.
On Wednesday, June 2 from 4:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. police will escort Officer Franks as he passes from the Police Department to the downtown traffic light on Buchanan and Mock.
Officer Franks’ escort will come into Prairie Grove from Illinois Chapel Road.
The Police Department says the downtown area will have free “Blue Bling” passed out by local businesses on the corner of Buchanan and Neal at 4 p.m.
Police say the community is welcome to come show support by standing along the route.
Officer Franks was wounded in the line of duty in early May while responding to a domestic disturbance call.
He suffered irreparable damage to his left leg and underwent a partial amputation.
Franks’ family continues to thank the Prairie Grove community for their support.