A police sergeant in Alabama has been identified as the man killed while responding to a night call at a greater Birmingham area motel.
23-year veteran of law enforcement Sergeant Stephen Williams was working his shift with the Moody Police department on Tuesday night when he was killed in the line of duty, according to MPD Chief Thomas Hunt.
“Moody Police Sergeant Stephen Williams’ end of watch has come much too soon, said Northern District of Alabama U.S. Attorney Jay Town in a statement. “Our condolences and prayers are with his family, friends, and fellow officers. His loss is a loss for all of Alabama. This serves as yet another heartbreaking and stark reminder of the perils encountered by law enforcement each day.”
Fox 13 reports that the incident was reportedly a disturbance call involving a male and female.
The slaying of Williams led to an hours-long standoff between police and the suspects, though the two eventually were taken into custody without further bloodshed.
The incident remains under investigation.
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