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 https://www.gofundme.com/f/show-love-for-moody-police-department.

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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