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For Immediate Release:
September 25, 2023

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(Montgomery) – Attorney General Steve Marshall announced long-time law enforcement professional Jackie L. Hornsby has been appointed to serve as the new Law Enforcement Coordinator for the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. Hornsby will take over the role from Chief Tommie Reese who will be retiring at the end of the month.

“Special Agent Hornsby has proven himself to be a knowledgeable and dedicated law enforcement officer over his more than 26 years of service. Jackie’s wealth of knowledge will be a tremendous asset to our office and will contribute immensely to our relationships with other law enforcement agencies,” said Attorney General Marshall. “With his understanding of our office’s resources and expertise, Special Agent Hornsby will be a great asset for local and state law enforcement who are facing a variety of new challenges in their communities.” 

In his new capacity, Hornsby will work with law enforcement agencies across the state to develop training programs, to notify officers of changes in criminal law, and to facilitate communication and cooperation between the Attorney General’s Office and law enforcement statewide.

“I have worked closely with General Marshall for many years, and I know and respect his genuine support for law enforcement,” said Special Agent Hornsby. “I am truly honored by the opportunity to continue serving the citizens of Alabama and the men and women of law enforcement as his Law Enforcement Coordinator.”

Special Agent Hornsby, a Pike County native, graduated from Troy University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. He began his law enforcement career in 1997 with the Alabama Department of Public Safety as an Alabama State Trooper.  After the creation of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Hornsby became a Special Agent Senior with the State Bureau of Investigation and later transferred to the Dignitary Protection Unit of ALEA. He has served on the security details of then Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey and Attorney General Luther Strange. Hornsby served on Attorney General Marshall’s security detail since he came into office in 2017 and became Detail Leader in 2019.

Hornsby will replace Chief Tommie Reese who served in the position since January 2019.

Attorney General Marshall on Chief Reese’s service and retirement, “Alabama is a safer state because of the relationships Chief Reese has forged in his 38 years of public service. Thank you, Chief for your dedication to our men and women in blue. We wish you all the best in retirement.”