Slain Alabama Officer’s Father Also Died in the Line of Duty

(Source: Huntsville PD)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Authorities have identified an Alabama police officer who was killed during a drug enforcement operation and say the man’s father was also a Huntsville police officer who died in the line of duty. Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray said Saturday that Billy Clardy’s father died in 1978. reports that the father died in a crash while on duty. Authorities say Clardy was shot in the heart on Friday during a task force operation after investigators learned about the delivery of a large amount of drugs. He is survived by his wife and five children.

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