Alabama Officer Killed in the Line of Duty
Police say an Alabama police officer has been killed during a drug-related shooting. The chief of the Huntsville Police Department announced the officer's death during a news conference Friday night.
Authorities say Billy Clardy was a 20-year veteran of the department. Officers captured the suspect after a short chase. Police say the shooting occurred during a task force operation after investigators learned of a large amount of drugs being delivered.
Authorities say the suspect immediately fired at Clardy. Six Alabama law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty in 2019. Officer Clardy is survived by his wife and five children.