A veteran police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty in Alabama Monday night, leaving behind two daughters and his fiancé.
“The ultimate sacrifice of Officer Dornell Cousette will never be forgotten,” Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said.
Officer Dornell Cousette, a 13-year-veteran of the Tuscaloosa Police Department, was shot while exchanging gunfire with a suspect inside a house in Tuscaloosa, about 57 miles southwest of Birmingham, authorities said.
The suspect, who was wanted on warrants for previous felony offenses, was also shot and was taken to a hospital for treatment, according to Tuscaloosa’s interim police chief, Mitt Tubbs.