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Statement from United States Attorney Jay E. Town on the Death of Kimberly Police Department Officer Nick O’Rear

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – “Kimberly PD Officer Nick O’Rear’s end of watch has come to soon.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and fellow officers.  This tragedy is yet another heartbreaking reminder of the dangers all law enforcement face while we enjoy the safety they provide us.  We must ask ourselves how we can all join together to bridge the respect deficit for law enforcement that is directly and indirectly leading to violence against our brave men and women of the badge.  Enough is enough.”

Updated February 5, 2020