Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Conservation Officer James Lansford Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Alabama

Conservation Officer

James Lansford "Lance" Horner, Jr.

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, June 22, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 6 years, 6 months

Badge # 508

Cause: Drowned

Incident Date: 6/22/2003

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Officer Horner drowned while attempting to assist another officer whose boat became disabled on the Tombigbee River near the Coffeeville Lock and Dam at 1120 hours.

The officer with the disabled boat was able to tie it up to the lock. Officer Horner, who was wearing a flotation vest, and his boat were pulled underneath the churning water and pulled through the flood gates. The other officer was able to contact the lock master to call for help. Officer Horner's body was found several miles downstream of the dam.

Officer Horner had been with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries for 6.5 years, and is survived by his wife, 5-month-old son, parents, and sister.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 183 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Hey Lance, I was just remembering how when your scanner went off you would look at Joshua and say "come on squirt" and off the two of you went. You were such a good "big brother" to him.

Debbie Jackson
Friend
April 11, 2013

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2014 Deaths