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Deputy Sheriff Jerry L. Darnell | Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department, Alabama Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff

Jerry L. Darnell

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, June 14, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Darnell was shot and killed with his own service weapon while making a traffic stop. Deputy Darnell was writing the suspect a citation for driving without a license when the suspect attacked him, gained control of his service revolver, and shot him in the back of his head. Later that day the suspect gave himself up to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff.

On September 14, 1966, the 29-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 15, 2015

 

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