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October 17, 2017
Steve Marshall
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(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall hosted approximately 800 law
enforcement officials from all over the state of Alabama Tuesday during the 18th annual
Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Summit. The 2017 summit offered a day of instruction in
ongoing and new challenges facing police officers, sheriff’s offices and State law enforcement
Attorney General Marshall began the summit by welcoming law enforcement officers and
thanking them for their service and sacrifice to ensure the public’s safety.
“The Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Summit is the largest annual meeting of public
safety personnel in Alabama and a tremendous venue to introduce new crime fighting
techniques to local police and sheriff’s offices across the state,” said Attorney General Marshall.
“Alabamians can be proud of their local law enforcement’s resolve in tackling crime head on
and making our communities safer places to live. As Attorney General, I have made it a top
priority to support our men and women in uniform by bringing training to them in the field
and through events like the summit.”
This year’s conference featured instruction on cybercrime evidence gathering, including
presentations from experts from Microsoft; law enforcement response to incidents involving
mental illness; and best practices in school safety.
A somber highlight of the day came with the commemoration of fallen officers who lost their
lives in the line of duty during the past year. Attorney General Marshall and Chief Deputy
Attorney General Clay Crenshaw recognized the sacrifices of the following officers with a
presentation of memorial flags and certificates of honor:
Deputy Sheriff Levy Pettway of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office was killed in a single
vehicle crash on April 10, 2017. At the time of the vehicle crash, Deputy Sheriff Pettway was
driving to a local hospital where his wife had just been transported for a medical emergency.
Officer Thomas Lance Price of the Florala Police Department passed away on December 18,

  1. While working late at the police station he suddenly collapsed and died a short time later
    at a local hospital.
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“We pause to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for public safety,”
observed Attorney General Marshall. “Let us all be encouraged as we remember and honor
their legacy of commitment, dedication and service.”
The 2017 Attorney General Law Enforcement Summit was held at Frazer United Methodist
Church in Montgomery.