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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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I have so many questions, as a man. As a father, I see clearly, how much you sacrificed for me and my brother. You were the only man that I considered to be my father. You stepped in and helped me grow into a man, and I know how to be a dad because of you. Thank you dad, Wish I could I say this to you. I love you.

Cory Gentry
Son
August 21, 2016

 

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