Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: Not available
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Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
Sergeant Albert Ballard was shot and killed by a bank robbery suspect in downtown Birmingham.
Sergeant Ballard was on patrol when he pulled to the curb and called a potential suspect over to his patrol car. The suspect shot Sergeant Ballard at point-blank range, killing him. The suspect was pursued by Birmingham officers and U.S. Marshals and was shot after firing at two officers.
On May 25, 1985, after three mistrials, the suspect was convicted of murdering Sergeant Ballard and sentenced to life without parole.