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    We just lost another brother in Pelham, AL. A City of Pelham officer was gunned down on I-65 near midnight while on a traffic stop. There are reportedly two suspcets in custody. More info to come. It doesn't matter what City or part of the country you work anymore. Stay Frosty out there.

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    Pelham police officer dies after being shot overnight
    By Carol Robinson -- The Birmingham News
    December 04, 2009, 6:10AM
    A Pelham police officer, shot during a traffic stop just before midnight, has died, according to a Pelham Police Department press release.

    Interstate 65 North and South remains closed at mile marker 243, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Department.

    Local, state and federal investigators continue gathering information at the scene.

    Hoover police reportedly are holding a suspect or suspects.

    Southbound traffic can exit at Highway 119 (exit 246) and northbound traffic can exit at Highway 52 (exit 242).

    Here is the text of the press release:


    On Thursday, Dec 3, at 2350 hours, a Pelham Police Officer was shot and fatally wounded during a traffic stop on I-65 in Pelham. The Officer's name will be withheld until all relatives have been notified. The incident is being investigated as a Murder of a Police Officer. A white male is in custody in connection to the death. The individual will be named once the formal charges have been filed. The investigation continues at this time and additional information will be released when appropriate to the investigation. The Pelham Police Department would like to thank all surrounding City, County, State and Federal Agencies who assisted in this investigation. The fine men and women of the Pelham Police Department request your support and prayers for the family of our fallen Officer.

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    Covering for Pelham this morning. The details I'm hearing are not good.

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    That's horrible! May the officer rest in peace. I hope you all stay safe.

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    This was posted earlier on Alacop.us

    Brothers and Sisters, this one is hard to send out because we have been very lucky for more than a decade here on AlaCop.us.

    Last night around midnight, Pelham Police Officer and AlaCop.us member Philip Davis was killed in the Line of Duty. He was in the process of ticketing a speeder on I-65 when apparently an argument ensued and Officer Davis was shot in the face by the suspect. The suspect and his brother (a Trussville Police Officer) were later taken into custody by Hoover PD.

    I am sure more details will be available at a later time, but please keep our brother's family (personal and professional) in your prayers. For our members at Pelham PD, you are in our prayers, and I am sure that you know that anything needed can be posted here. AlaCop members always come through for each other and I am sure that you will receive an amazing response for any need that we know about.

    This is a difficult day, I do not remember having to report the loss of an AlaCop member before today as a result of being Killed in the Line of Duty. Philip joined some time ago and was previously employed by Calera PD.

    Everyone Stay Safe,

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    Suspect is Trussville Police Officer's brother.

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    Pelham police shooting suspect and his brother surrendered without incident, authorities say

    By Carol Robinson -- The Birmingham News

    December 04, 2009, 10:18AM

    Trussville police Officer Bill Johnson was taking his brother back to Pelham following the fatal shooting of a police officer there when they saw Hoover police and stopped, Trussville authorities said today.

    "The officer picked up his brother after the shooting and contends he was carrying him back to Pelham to surrender," said Trussville Lt. Paul Skaggs. "They saw all the police cars, so our officer pulled over, they both stepped out of the car and put their hands up in the air."

    Officer Johnson's brother, Bart Johnson, is being held in connection with the slaying of the Pelham police officer during a traffic stop just before midnight on Interstate 65 near the tank farm, authorities said. No formal charges have been filed.

    Both the officer and the suspected shooter were taken into custody early this morning at Interstate 65 at U.S. 31 by the Hoover Police, authorities said. The men left the Hoover Police Department about 8 a.m. today en route to the Shelby County Jail in Columbiana.

    A preliminary investigation shows that after the shooter killed the officer at 11:50 p.m. during a traffic stop in Pelham -- part of which was caught on video tape -- he fled to the Inglenook area in east Birmingham, police said. He was apparently trying to break into a car when someone noticed him, and the suspected shooter showed a gun and waved him back inside.

    A short time later, police said, Officer Johnson picked him up in his own truck.

    The witness who saw the shooter trying to break into a car gave a description of the truck and a police bulletin was issued.

    When the officer and his suspect brother saw all the Hoover police cars on U.S. 31 at I-65- which had both lanes closed at the time-- they stopped and were taken into custody without incident.

    Trussville police said they were notified early into the investigation about the connection of the alleged shooter and their officer and cooperated.

    Skaggs said Officer Johnson is being detained in Shelby County, but is unsure whether any charges will be filed against him. Officer Johnson has been on Trussville's force for about two years and was described by Skaggs as a good man and a good officer.

    "It's a tragedy. We feel for the slain officer and his family," Skaggs said. "We feel for both officers. There's not going to be a good resolution to this for anyone. Our hearts go out to the family of the slain officer and the Pelham Police Department. This is their first," officer killed in the line of duty.
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    WF? He picks up his brother after he shot another officer? Is that really what I am reading?
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    Man this story just stinks all the way around. What was this officer helping his brother for. At the point a sibling murders another police officer, personally he would cease to be my brother. So sad, now one officer loses his life, and the other loses his career. Horrible and worthless tragedy.

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    Yes, Wolven. He said he was bringing him in. However, it was stupid, because Pelham is about 25 miles away from the Inglenook section of Birmingham, and the Interstate was blocked. Why didn't he call and say, "come and get him"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolven View Post
    WF? He picks up his brother after he shot another officer? Is that really what I am reading?

    Like I said, I don't like what I'm hearing. I won't post rumor. What I do find out will be on the verified side when I know for sure.

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    Not sure if the whole story is being told in the article. Could it be a possibility that the brother confessed the crime to the LEO, and the LEO was taking him in to surrender?

    Personally, if I was a LEO and off duty I would have called the authorities and have them come to me. Therefore releasing me of all liability in the situation.


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    Yes, CTR man, that is what I heard. He took a huge chance riding his brother in the truck with him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snuffy2202 View Post
    Yes, CTR man, that is what I heard. He took a huge chance riding his brother in the truck with him.
    No kidding. That choice he took could have opened him up to being on the receiving end of a hostage situation.


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    Dang theres no way. I woulda called and told the local agency where he was and let them pick him up.

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    Prayers for the fallen officer and family. As for the Trussville officer, I hope he just wasn't thinking right and really was bringing him in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    Covering for Pelham this morning. The details I'm hearing are not good.

    I see what you meant.........
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