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Law Enforcement from throughout the State honored Retired Sheriff D. T. Marshall

July14,1950 -March 23, 2016

Memorial Service - Monday, March 28, 2016 at Frazer United Methodist Church, Montgomery, Alabama.

This is to remember a man who had dedicated himself to service to his country during the Vietnam War, and with the Montgomery Police Department for 20 years, and as Sheriff of Montgomery County for 16 years. Hundreds filed by the rotunda area of Frazer United Methodist Church to give their respects to his family and honor his commitment to law and order.

The bonded brotherhood shown between law enforcement men and women of this State was a tribute to all law enforcement everywhere. When you see the armor of guns, radios, cameras, etc. worn by them, we are reminded of the danger they face everyday to keep us safe.

The Vietnam vets who were standing at the entrance to the open rotunda area remind us of the sacrifices made not only by the men and women of law enforcement, but the men and women who have served our country, many times without proper thanks and recognition.

Even in his death, "D. T." as he was so fondly called, gave honor to those who sometimes get little respect for their individual service. They carry the burdens of their decisions to serve, protect and defend.

The service was performed by Pastor Brad Zimanek of the Snowdoun United Methodist Church. His sister Annie Pease gave a warm and loving account of her brother "David". She was accompanied by their sister Elizabeth Wamhoff.

Sheriff Derrick Cunningham gave a personal account of their many years together as co-workers, but most inspiring was his honor to their personal friendship, going much deeper than being co-workers.

A beautiful rendition of Beulah Land was sung by David Miles.

The procession was incredible from the eyes of all you witnessed. Probably no less than 100+ "flashing blue light" law enforcement vehicles proceeded from Frazer United Methodist Church through the city, into rural south Montgomery County to the cemetery for the grave side service. Family, friends and dignitaries followed the procession.

He was laid to rest at Forest Hills Memorial Cemetery, Highway 331 in Snowdoun in Montgomery, Alabama.

After the graveside service his family and friends were honored with a meal at the Snowdoun Volunteer Fire Department by the ladies of the Snowdoun United Methodist Church.

Deputy Dave Day

Saturday, April 30th, Dunbar-Ramer School


The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is excited to once again have our annual Deputy Dave Day on Saturday, April 30th, Dunbar-Ramer School, 56 Naftel Road, Ramer, from 10am-2pm, for our youth. Come out and meet and greet with Sheriff Cunningham, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office official mascot, Deputy Dave, as well as the Sheriff's Office staff!

There will be lots of things to do and fun to be had by all!!


• Take Highway 331 South until you reach Highway 94.

• Take a left on Highway 94 and travel approximately 5 miles.

• Turn slightly towards Naftel Ramer Road.

• School is down on the right.

For more information, call 832-1646.


The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office had a successful Easter Egg Hunt at AUM again this year! Sheriff Cunningham would like to thank the many citizens who came out with their children and grandchildren to make this event special for our youth!


Firearms Familiarization Course

Our February Firearms Familiarization Course was a huge success! Sign up now for our April course and learn now to protect yourself! We know that learning how to protect yourself is very important in today's world. Our course is held one Saturday a month and has been scheduled for the following dates:

• Saturday, April 23rd • Saturday, May 14th • Saturday, June 11th • Saturday, July 9th • Saturday, August 13th • Saturday, September 24th • Saturday, October 8th • Saturday, November 12th

The class is held at our Firing Range and lasts all day and is FREE to Montgomery County citizens! The morning session is classroom instruction on firearm safety and firearm laws. The afternoon session allows citizens to practice shooting on our Firing Range for the remainder of the class. All classes are under the instruction of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Range Master.

Course Requirements:

• Montgomery County Citizen

• Obtain a Montgomery County Pistol Permit (prior to the course date)

• Complete an Application for the Course

Pistol Permit Questions? 334.832.1335 or 334.832.1337

Course Questions or to Obtain an Application? 334.832.1339

Your safety is our primary concern; therefore, we ask that you do not bring children to this class.


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