Sgt. Stephen Williams: Tribute to slain police officer

This is an opinion tribute. 

Moody Police Sgt. Stephen Williams, 50, was shot and killed after responding to a call at a Super 8 motel Tuesday night. Two suspects are in custody. Williams had been a police officer for 23 years, the last three of those at the Moody Police Department. He began his law enforcement career at the Bessemer Police Department.

Williams was a father of three, according to a GoFundMe account set up for the family at

Williams is the second Alabama police officer shot to death in the line of duty in 2020. Kimberly police officer Nick O’Rear was fatally shot on Feb. 4 during a pursuit on Interstate 65 South. 

Love, peace and prayers to Sgt. Williams’ family, friends and colleagues at the Moody Police Department. 

Rest in peace, Sgt. Williams.

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