Gunfire in a small Alabama town killed a constable and a suspect. Another officer was hurt. Gunshots rang out during the afternoon in the town of Yellow Bluff, which is 10 miles outside of Camden. This was done by District Attorney Michael Jackson.
Two people answered a call for help. One was the chief deputy, and the other was retired deputy Madison “Skip” Nicholson, who is currently working as a constable/process server.
Almost immediately, when the officers got there, they were shot at. One of the officers was shot and died. The other officer killed the bad guy with a gun. Gulley was treated for a gunshot wound to the arm. He was then released from the hospital.
Wilcox County Sheriff Earnest Evans said, “It’s a tragic incident.” It is dangerous to go on domestic violence cases. We all know this. Gov. Kay Ivey confirmed the death of retired Sheriff’s Deputy Madison “Skip” Nicholson through social media at about 10:30 p.m. tonight in Wilcox County.
A chief deputy was also injured on the day of the shooting. A lot of people are hurt. We are reminded that every day, people in blue have to face danger for our communities. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is figuring out what caused this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends. “Tonight, I lost my friend Deputy Nicholson. He was a police officer, and he was shot and killed. My prayers go out to his family and friends.
Wilcox County EMA Director Melissa Dove said the problem began when Gulley and Nicholson responded to a house on Shamburger Road. A woman called 911 to say that the bad guy had left, but he was going to come back with a gun and hurt her. She wasn’t sure if he was her husband or boyfriend.
The police came when they heard shots. The Chief Deputy was shot in the arm and taken to a hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.
Evans said that Deputy Trenton Gulley was treated and released.
Nicholson was shot many times, Dove said. He flew to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. There, he died later after being in critical condition. Dove said that the chief deputy shot and killed the suspect.
The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating. This is what the secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said following Madison’s death.
“Hal Taylor, secretary of ALEA, said this following Nicholson’s death. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Madison “Skip” on behalf of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.” “He was a hero with a servant’s heart. We have lost him too soon.”
Retired Deputy Nicholson was a good man. He served the public, and now he is gone. We all miss him, even if we never knew him. Camden Police Chief Lorenza “Tyrone” Dale also died this year, but it still hurts to lose our friends.
The Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy was also injured in the shooting. The deputy is doing well. We are sad for everyone who was hurt or killed.
As we head into the holidays and near the end of 2021, we are reminded that being a police officer is dangerous. Many people work as retired ones too. We are grateful for these people who keep us safe. They can be brave or scared but always will serve to protect us if they can. Nicholson was in his late 70s. He was the third Alabama law enforcement officer to die at work this year.
On October 2, a man named Nick Risner was shot in Sheffield. Max Dotson was also shot, but he was saved by his bullet-resistant vest. Risner was a retired soldier who had served in the U.S. Army for eight years and then worked with the Sheffield Police Department for eight years.
Selma police officer Marquis Dewon Moorer died on July 27, 2021. the shooting happened at 4:10 in the morning. On Tuesday at Selma Square Apartments near Fayetteville, North Carolina. An “ambush” happened there, with authorities not releasing a motive yet.
More than 12 bullets were shot into the apartment. The authorities found Mr. Moorer dead in his bedroom with a gunshot wound to the chest. Moorer’s girlfriend was shot in the legs, but she survived.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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