From The Tibune staff reports
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Huntsville Police Department Officer Garrett Crumby, who was tragically killed in the line of duty on March 28, 2023.
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“On behalf of the state of Alabama, I express my deepest sympathies to his family, friends and fellow law enforcement professionals,” Ivey said. “I am forever grateful for Officer Crumby’s dedication in keeping our communities safe and serving the people of Alabama. Additionally, I call upon all Alabamians to uplift Officer Albert Morin in prayer as he recovers from injuries sustained during this tragic event. We stand with the men and women who sacrifice everything to protect our communities.”
The flags are to fly at half-staff on the day of Officer Crumby’s interment on Monday, April 3, 2023, and remain lowered until sunset that day.
Additionally, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Secretary Hal Taylor issued the following statement concerning fallen Huntsville Police Officer Garrett Crumby:
“Last night, Alabama lost yet another hero in blue and public servant who faithfully served our state and the city of Huntsville. Once again, our state and the law enforcement community will have to find a way to endure the heavy loss of Officer Crumby, who gave his life while fulfilling his sworn duty to protect the public ahead of his own personal safety.
“On behalf of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, I would like to extend my deepest and sincerest condolences to Officer Crumby’s family, his colleagues with the Huntsville Police Department and to all those who knew and loved him.
“In addition to Officer Crumby’s heroic sacrifice, our thoughts and prayers are also with his colleague, Officer Albert Morin, who was also struck by gunfire over the course of the incident. Officer Morin currently remains in the hospital in serious condition, but thankfully, is expected to survive.
“While we join our fellow law enforcement partners and local first responders in mourning the loss of Officer Crumby, our Agency will continue to provide all available resources to assist the City of Huntsville and the Huntsville Police Department as they continue to grieve and cope with this heartbreaking situation.”