Alabama officer killed in the line of duty Monday


A 40-year-old police officer was shot and killed in Alabama Monday, officials said Monday night.

Officer Dornell Cousette was a 13-year-veteran of the Tuscaloosa Police Department and leaves behind two daughters on a fiancee.

According to interim police chief Mitt Tubbs, Cousette exchanged gunfire inside a house with a suspect that had warrants for felony offenses.

“Heroes come in many different our community, our heroes wear the uniform of the Tuscaloosa Police Department,” Mayor Walt Maddox said. “Tonight one of our heroes has died in the line of duty protecting our community.”

“He was a great officer,” the interim police chief told local reporters. “Everybody loved him.”