UPDATE: Trooper Alford expected to recover from shooting

Published 1:23 pm Monday, April 10, 2023

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Alabama Law Enforcement Agency officials have released more details from an incident that sent a State Trooper to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Cpl. Jeremy Alford with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division was injured during
an officer-involved shooting Sunday evening just after 6:30 p.m.

The incident occurred after Cpl. Alford attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on Interstate 65 near the 101 mile marker in Conecuh County. The
driver attempted to elude, and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued into Escambia County where the vehicle eventually left the roadway. Once off the roadway, the officer-involved shooting occurred, which left one subject deceased and two other subjects injured. Cpl. Alford
was also struck by gunfire and was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment.
ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor said a visit with the trooper offered hope for his recovery from the incident.

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“After visiting with Cpl. Alford and his family this morning, I am extremely relieved and thankful to share that he is doing well and is expected to make a full
recovery,” Taylor said. “Cpl. Alford acted with true courage and heroism over the course of the incident and was able to secure the scene and ensure public safety while injured. With nearly three decades in law enforcement, Cpl. Alford is a true professional and public servant, dedicated to keeping the citizens of his local community and the State of Alabama safe. I ask that you please continue to keep Cpl. Alford and his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers as we all look forward to a speedy recovery.”

No other details on the suspects in the case have been made available.