‘It was a very emotional time for everyone’ Madison County commission reflects on shooting involving officer

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Commission paid tribute to deceased Huntsville Police Officer Garrett Crumby on Wednesday morning. The emotion was there at the end of the meeting of the departmental commission during a moment of reflection on the events of Tuesday.

District 1 Commissioner Steve Haraway wiped tears from his eyes during a moment of silence for Huntsville Police Officers Garrett Crumby and Albert Morin.

“We just want to acknowledge that we are thinking of them and praying for these families,” said District 1 Commissioner Tom Brandon.

Hours earlier, two Huntsville officers had been shot in the line of duty while responding to a ‘shots fired’ call. Officer Garrett Crumby was shot and killed.

Prayers were extended to Huntsville officer Albert Morin who was also shot in response to the call.

District 2 Commissioner Steve Haraway highlighted the courage to “put your life on the line” by responding to the calls.

County commission chairman Mac McCutcheon believes the “community” will help us get through these tough times.

“It was a very emotional time for everyone,” McCutcheon said. “But there was a sense of partnership and support for the good of the people who live in this area, and that’s something we really have to be grateful for.”

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The Commission also thanked the Madison County Sheriff’s Office for stepping in to assist the Huntsville Police Department in handling the events on Tuesday. Medical response teams and the emergency communications department were also recognized for their support.


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