FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2022
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Attorney General Steve Marshall Statement in Response to Line of Duty Death of Chambers County Deputy Sheriff J’Mar Colin Abel
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall offered the following statement in response to the line of duty death of Chambers County Deputy Sheriff J’Mar Colin Abel on June 20, 2022.
“Alabama’s law enforcement community is saddened tonight to learn of the loss of Chambers County Deputy Sheriff J’Mar Colin Abel, who gave his life while protecting the public.
“Deputy Sheriff Abel, age 24, a two-year veteran of the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, was marking his second anniversary with the Sheriff’s Office on the day he lost his life.
“At approximately 4:30pm, Deputy Abel was assisting in a vehicle pursuit of a suspect from a neighboring county when he lost control of his patrol car while rounding a curve. He lost his life in the crash. The suspect was apprehended.
“Deputy Sheriff Abel is the seventh Alabama law enforcement officer to perish in the line of duty this year, giving his all to fulfil his oath to protect and serve the public. His loss reminds us of the sacrifice that our law enforcement heroes make for us every day. We can never repay them.”
Deputy Abel is survived by his fiancee, Jasmine Gaddist, of Auburn, and his father, Martin Abel, of Rainbow City.