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For Immediate Release:
March 28, 2023

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Cameron Mixon (334) 242-7491

Attorney General Steve Marshall Statement on Line-of-Duty Death of Huntsville Police Officer Garrett Crumby

(MONTGOMERY) Attorney General Steve Marshall has released the following statement concerning the line-of-duty death of Huntsville Police Officer Garrett Crumby.

“Tonight, our State grieves the death of another member of the law enforcement community – one who, when called upon, ran toward danger in aide of a female victim and her two small children,” said Attorney General Steve Marshall.

“Huntsville Police Officer Garrett Crumby and fellow Officer Albert Morin were responding to an emergency domestic violence call for service when they were ambushed by an armed suspect. The suspect had already shot and injured a female victim who was present on the scene.

“Both officers were transported by ambulance to Huntsville Hospital where they received emergency treatment. Though Officer Morin is now out of surgery and recovering at the hospital, Officer Crumby did not survive his injuries.

“Our part of the country has been reminded again this week of the pure heroism of those who make up the thin blue line – the dividing line, at times, between life and death for the citizens that they swear an oath to protect. These two law enforcement officers responded to a domestic violence call this evening, knowing full well that they would be placing their lives on the line in defense of their fellow man. We must never take their service and sacrifice for granted.”

“Officer Crumby was a three-year veteran of the Huntsville Police Department. He previously served for eight years with the Tuscaloosa Police Department. He is the first Alabama police officer to fall to gunfire this year, but the third to be shot in the line of duty. “