ALEA Releases Statement On Fallen Bibb County Deputy
Tragedy struck Alabama's law enforcement family once again this week when two Bibb County Sheriff's Deputies were shot in the line of duty Wednesday. One of them, Brad Johnson, was critically injured and died Thursday.
"On behalf of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, I would like to extend my deepest and sincerest condolences to Deputy Johnson’s family, his colleagues with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and everyone that knew and loved him," said Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Hal Taylor in a press release.
This comes after Austin Patrick Hall allegedly opened fire on the law enforcement officers during a pursuit near Six Mile, Alabama.
The statement continues, "It is a solemn day among the entire law enforcement community within Alabama as we all mourn the tragic and heartbreaking loss of Deputy Johnson."
Deputy Johnson paid the ultimate price while serving Bibb County after being shot on Wednesday afternoon.
Another Deputy by the name of Chris Poole was also injured on Wednesday.
ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor said in the press release, "In addition to Deputy Johnson’s heroic sacrifice, our thoughts and prayers are also with his colleague, Deputy Chris Poole, who was struck by gunfire over the course of the incident. Deputy Poole has since been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery."
Secretary Taylor mentioned that all available resources will be made available to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office during this time of grieving.
"Along with sharing our sincerest condolences, we pledge to make all resources available to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office as well as the surrounding community as they grieve and cope with this unfortunate and heartbreaking situation.”
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