ALEA identifies trooper injured in officer-involved shooting Sunday night
Published 1:29 pm Monday, April 10, 2023
By Staff Reports
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency released the identity of the trooper who was injured during an officer-involved shooting on Sunday night.
Sgt. Jeremy Burkett said in a release that at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sun., April 9, Cpl. Jeremy Alford with ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division, was injured ruing an officer-involved shooting.
Burkett said the incident occurred after Alford attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on Interstate 65 near the 101-mile marker in Conecuh County.
“The driver attempted to elude, and a pursuit ensued,” Burkett said. “The pursuit continued into Escambia County, where the vehicle eventually left the roadway. Once off the roadway, the officer-involved shooting occurred, which left one subject deceased and two other subjects injured.
“Cpl. Alford was also struck by gunfire and was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment,” he said.
ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor said Alford is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery. Taylor met with Alford’s family this morning.
“Cpl. Alford acted with true courage and heroism over the course of the incident and was able to secure the scene and ensure public safety while injured,” Taylor said. “With nearly three decades in law enforcement, Cpl. Alford is a true professional and public servant, dedicated to keeping the citizens of his local community and the state of Alabama safe. I ask that you continue to keep Cpl. Alford and his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers as we all look forward to a speedy recovery.”