Pictured: Wendy Bobbitt, widow of Dep. Steve Bobbitt, was joined at the Capitol by L to R: Lt. Jerry Fortner, Dep. Keith Smith, Captain Gary Brown, Bobbitt, Lt. Willie Underwood, Ninth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Summer McWhorter Summerford, and District 39 State Representative Ginny Shavers. Submitted Photo
Marla Jones, Managing Editor
MONTGOMERY, Ala.--Governor Kay Ivey signed Senate Bill 12 into law, which designates the first Friday in May as Alabama Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.
On Friday, DeKalb County Sherrif Deputy Steve Bobbitt, who died last year due to COVID complications, was honored by The Alabama Fraternal Order of Police and Governor Kay Ivey, at the State Capitol.
“Alabama Law enforcement is committed to protecting us, and we must do all we can to give them adequate protection to safely perform their jobs” Ivey stated.
“It’s a calling for you to serve your community and to give something back to your community and to society as a whole” stated Alabama Fraternal Order of Police President, Everett Johnson. “It takes a special person, obviously, to want to put on a bullet-resistant vest, a gun, and a badge and go out and fight the evil that lurks in our communities.”
The Bobbitt family will have the opportunity to join other families from across the United States, at the National Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Service on May 15 in Washington, D.C.