For Immediate Release:
October 24, 2023
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(Montgomery) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall today hosted the 24th Annual Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Summit at the Church of the Highlands in Montgomery. The Summit provided continuing education training for law enforcement and attorneys from around the state. Participants had the opportunity to hear from experts involved in the nationally recognized Murdaugh murder case in South Carolina, receive training on the Alabama Criminal Enterprise Prevention Act, and participate in a memorial recognizing fallen officers.
“Our men and women in blue sacrifice so much for our safety on a daily basis and I will never stop working to provide law enforcement with the training, resources, and tools they need to confront the variety of challenges that they face while protecting our communities,” said Attorney General Marshall. “Crime does not know borders, and this annual event is an opportunity for law enforcement professionals from across the state to interact, connect and potentially collaborate.”
This year’s training highlighted the successful legislative session where Attorney General Marshall worked with the Alabama legislature to fix fatal flaws in our criminal justice system as well as provide critical tools for our law enforcement. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Kenneth Kinsey, the Chief Deputy for the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office. Dr. Kinsey discussed the widely covered Murdaugh murder trial and conviction in South Carolina.
In between trainings, the Attorney General Marshall held a memorial for the three fallen officers who lost their lives in the line of duty last year. The fallen officers commemorated were Huntsville Police Officer Garrett Crumby, Alabama Port Authority Police Officer Kimberly Sickafoose, and Montgomery Police Department Officer Carlos Taylor.
Police Officer Garrett Crumby of the Huntsville Police Department died on March 28, 2023, after he was shot while responding to a shots fired call. Officer Crumby served the Huntsville Police Department for three years and previously served with the Tuscaloosa Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his wife, mother, father, and three sisters.
Port Police Officer Kimberly Sickafoose of the Alabama Port Authority Police died on May 11, 2023, after her patrol truck submerged in the Mobile River while on patrol. Officer Sickafoose served with the Alabama Port Authority Police Department for seven years and had previously served as the police chief of the Silverhill Police Department. She is survived by her daughter and sister.
Police Officer Carlos Taylor of the Montgomery Police Department died on June 30, 2023, after he succumbed to complications from injuries sustained in an on-duty vehicle crash in February 2017 while responding to a call for assistance in a vehicle pursuit. As a consequence of the crash, Officer Taylor suffered a traumatic brain injury that resulted in him being a quadriplegic. He served the Montgomery Police Department for two years.
Attorney General Marshall stated, “Law enforcement in Alabama is truly a family, sharing a deep commitment to our communities and to each other. The Summit brings us together for more than just trainings, but for fellowship with one another and to honor and remember our brothers and sisters who have lost their lives.”