The Fraternal Order of Police will hold its annual Memorial Service today in honor of fallen police officers in front of the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse at 11:00 am. Retired Tuscaloosa Police Chief Ken Swindle will be the guest speaker. All are welcome to attend the brief service.

Tuscaloosa County has lost a total of fifteen law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.

Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama Police Officer Trevor Scott Phillips
Tuscaloosa Police Department
EOW: Saturday, May 21, 2011
Cause: Motorcycle accident
Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama Patrolman Harold Loyd Thorne, Jr.
Tuscaloosa Police Department
EOW: Monday, April 25, 2005
Cause: Heart attack
Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama Patrolman John Charles Thomas
Tuscaloosa Police Department
EOW: Sunday, December 10, 1972
Cause: Gunfire
Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama Patrolman Roy Buford Blount
Tuscaloosa Police Department
EOW: Saturday, June 28, 1969
Cause: Motorcycle accident
Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama Officer James C. Langford
Tuscaloosa Police Department
EOW: Friday, May 14, 1954
Cause: Gunfire
Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama Detective J. Foster King
Tuscaloosa Police Department
EOW: Saturday, May 10, 1952
Cause: Gunfire
Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama Officer Homer F. Hubbard
Tuscaloosa Police Department
EOW: Saturday, May 10, 1952
Cause: Gunfire
Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama Officer A. Claud Snider
Tuscaloosa Police Department
EOW: Friday, September 30, 1932
Cause: Gunfire
Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama Officer Kenneth Thompson
Tuscaloosa Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, December 12, 1923
Cause: Vehicular assault
Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama Officer Wil G. Thrower
Tuscaloosa Police Department
EOW: Sunday, August 30, 1914
Cause: Gunfire
Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama Officer J. A. Mansfield
Tuscaloosa Police Department
EOW: Wednesday, November 20, 1912
Cause: Gunfire
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department, Alabama Deputy Sheriff Jerry L. Darnell
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department
EOW: Sunday, June 14, 1964
Cause: Gunfire
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department, Alabama Sheriff Palmer Morrison Watts
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department
EOW: Thursday, August 15, 1918
Cause: Gunfire
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department, Alabama Deputy Sheriff Brown Horton
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department
EOW: Monday, October 23, 1911
Cause: Gunfire
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department, Alabama Deputy Sheriff John Manning Awtrey
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department
EOW: Tuesday, January 24, 1888
Cause: Gunfire

I know your support at today's ceremony would be very welcome as our local law enforcement officers honor their fallen brothers.