Tuscaloosa Police Chief speaks on former officer Garrett Crumby
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WAFF) - Fallen Officer Garret Crumby served almost 8 years with the Tuscaloosa Police Department before moving to serve the Huntsville Police Department.
On Tuesday, Officer Crumby was killed in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence call. Tuscaloosa Police Chief Brent Blankley says he immediately drove to Huntsville once he heard the news.
“When I found out I called the other chiefs, it was important to show our support for the department and his family. His wife actually worked as a dispatcher for many years as well. Once you’re part of this family, you’re always a part of this family,” he said.
Chief Blankley called Crumby’s killing a cold-blooded murder and hopes the suspect, Juan Laws, dies in prison.
“I have issues saying that I hope the guy gets the death penalty and dies in prison,” he said.
The funeral for Officer Crumby will be on Monday, April 3 at 10:30 a.m. After the funeral, Crumby will be transported to Tuscaloosa where he will be buried.
“We’ll help escort him after the funeral back here[Tuscaloosa] and our officers will be there to support his family and his current department,” Blankley said.
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