Fallen Officers

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The brave men and women of the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office have lost four of their own while serving and protecting the citizens of Autauga County.  We will never forget the ultimate sacrifice made by these four great men.

A monument dedicated at the Autauga County Courthouse in honor of these who have given the ultimate sacrifice in Autauga County.

 

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“The wicked flee when no man pursueth:  but the righteous are as bold as a lion.”

Proverbs 28:1

  

CLYDE BRUCE TATUM

Rank:  Deputy Sheriff

National Law Enforcement Memorial Panel:  52-E:  9

End of Watch:   November 21, 1952

Cause:  Automobile Crash

Age:  40

Years of Service:  4

Deputy Clyde Tatum and Chief Deputy Alfred Wadsworth were responding to a disturbance call when the patrol car they were both in collided with a Highway Patrol unit at an intersection.  Investigation shows both units were answering the same call and apparently entered the same intersection at high speeds at the same time.  Deputy Tatum died at the scene.  Friendly Action.

 

ALFRED WILLIAM WADSWORTHAlfred Wadsworth.jpg

Rank:  Chief Deputy

National Law Enforcement Memorial Panel:  48-W:  15

End of Watch:  November 24, 1952

Cause:  Automobile Crash

Age:  44

Years of Service:  2

On November 21, 1952, Chief Deputy Alfred Wadsworth and Deputy Clyde Tatum were responding to a disturbance call when the patrol car they were both in collided with a Highway Patrol unit at an intersection.  Investigation shows both units were answering the same call and apparently entered the same intersection at high speeds at the same time.  Chief Deputy Wadsworth was transported to a local hospital where he passed on November 24, 1952 from injuries received during the accident.  Friendly Action.

 

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“In valor there is hope.”

Tacitus

 

 JOHN ROBERT PRICE

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Rank:  Reserve Deputy

National Law Enforcement Memorial Panel:  12-E:  15

End Of Watch:  July 13, 1986

Cause:  Gunfire          

Age:  54

Years of Service:

Reserve Deputy John Price was shot and killed by a mentally ill suspect.

 

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Rank:  Sergeant

National Law Enforcement Memorial Panel:  42-E:  25

End Of Watch:  August 16, 2006

Cause:  Automobile Crash

Age:  57

Years of Service:  24

Sergeant Micah Burks died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident four days prior.  On August 12, 2006, Sergeant Burks was on patrol on U.S. Hwy 31 in his patrol car when another vehicle attempted to make a left turn in front of him and caused a collision.  Two passengers from the suspect vehicle were ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.  Sergeant Burks was transported to a local hospital where he passed on August 16, 2006 of multiple internal injuries.

 

 

“It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived.”

Vivian Eney Cross, Survivor

 

In Memory:

 

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End Of Watch:  April 4, 2016

Age:  41

Years of Service:  18+

William Troy Seamon died from a sudden medical emergency on April 4, 2016.  He was last seen leaving the Sheriff’s Office around noon, and never returned.  He was located outside his residence beside his department issued vehicle still in uniform.  Troy, as he was known, started his career with the Sheriff’s Office as a Reserve Deputy in November 1995.  He paid his way through the Reserve Academy to become APOST certified and was hired as a Patrol Deputy in July 1998.  He took over the Sex Offender Registration in 2006 and was promoted to Sergeant in April 2011.  Troy is greatly missed and will never be forgotten!