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Police Officer William Dexter Hammond | Headland Police Department, Alabama Headland Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

William Dexter Hammond

Headland Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Friday, April 24, 2009

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 207

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Dexter Hammond was shot and killed while responding to an officer down call involving a deputy from the Henry County Sheriff's Office.

A Henry County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a call of a man waving a shotgun around outside of his trailer. When that deputy arrived, he was shot and seriously wounded by the suspect.

When Officer Hammond arrived at the scene, the suspect shot and killed him with a rifle. Responding deputies also were fired upon when they arrived. They returned fire, killing the suspect.

Officer Hammond had served in law enforcement for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

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its been a while since i left a note but your always in my thoughts. when i see the rookies on the streets now i remember when you were in the car training with me. even though i chewed you out gave you a hard time when you did not know where a street was and had to pull back on the ropes and say slow down dude. i will always have a special place in my heart for you, you were not just one of my officers you were my friend and i am proud to have been in your life.

former Sergeant William Saville JR #111
Sergeant/shift supervisor Eufaula p.d.
February 28, 2016


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