Captain Peter Chris McCurley

Captain Peter Chris McCurley

Etowah County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, October 10, 1997

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Peter Chris McCurley

Captain McCurley was shot and killed while serving a drug search warrant. Captain McCurley was shot 18 times after the front door was broken down. The suspect used an AK-47 equipped with a 100 round drum. The couple at the home were wearing body armor and engaged other officers in a gunfight, wounding three more officers. The male suspect was shot and wounded before both suspects were taken into custody. Captain McCurley had just been appointed chief of the Etowah County drug task force.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AK-47
  • Offender Both apprehended; One wounded

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Capt. McCurley,
On today the 22nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Etowah County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 10, 2019

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