West Alabama is mourning the death of an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency State Trooper who lost his battle with COVID-19 Thursday at the age of 41.

Social media platforms were packed with tributes to Senior State Trooper Jason Vice, who is being remembered as a dedicated law enforcement officer, a loving husband and the father of two young girls.

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Vice served as  police officer in Reform, Alabama and a deputy in San Bernardino, California before joining ALEA as a State Trooper based in Tuscaloosa County in 2006.

“The entire ALEA family is absolutely devastated at the loss of one of its own, Sr. Trooper Jason Vice, who will be truly missed," said ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor. "We mourn this tragic loss alongside his wife, Jenny, their two children and many other loved ones. We were honored to have been given the opportunity and privilege to have worked alongside such a dedicated law enforcement veteran, who continuously demonstrated his courage, sacrifice and devotion by serving and protecting the citizens of Alabama.”

Reginal King, a spokesperson for the Troopers in West Alabama, said Vice lived in Northport and served ALEA in the Trooper's Highway Patrol Division before joining the Motor Carrier Safety Unit.

In that role, he was responsible for weighing and inspecting commercial motor vehicles and ensuring they were safe to operate on Alabama's roadways.

“I want to personally extend my deepest and sincerest condolences to Trooper Vice’s entire family, as well as all of his loved ones,” Taylor said. “The overwhelming outpour of care and support serves as a testament to Trooper Vice’s commitment and dedication, to not only his local community but to the entire state of Alabama."

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