Price remembered at AG summit Tuesday

Published 7:59 am Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Covington County police officer and a Lowndes County deputy who died in the line of duty were honored Tuesday at a law enforcement conference in Montgomery.

Attorney General Steve Marshall hosted approximately 800 law enforcement officials from all over the state during the 18th annual Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Summit. The 2017 summit offered a day of instruction in ongoing and new challenges facing law enforcement officers.

A somber highlight of the day came with the commemoration of fallen officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during the past year.

Marshall and Chief Deputy Attorney General Clay Crenshaw recognized the sacrifices of the following officers:

  • Officer Thomas Lance Price of the Florala Police Department passed away on December 18, 2016. While working late at the police station he suddenly collapsed and died a short time later at a local hospital.
  • Deputy Sheriff Levy Pettway of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office was killed in a single vehicle crash on April 10, 2017. At the time of the vehicle crash, Deputy Sheriff Pettway was driving to a local hospital where his wife had just been transported for a medical emergency.

“We pause to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for public safety,” Marshall said.

This year’s conference featured instruction on cybercrime evidence gathering, including presentations from experts from Microsoft; law enforcement response to incidents involving mental illness; and best practices in school safety.