Fallen Local First Responders Names Added to Memorial

Sunday, May 15, 2022 was National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day. A special dedication was held at the Rainsville First Responders Memorial, honoring those that were lost over the last year. These fallen First Responders names were added to the Frist Responders

Those lost over the last year from Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department were Deputy Steve Bobbit, Clerk Melissa Wilkerson, Deputy Mickey Bowen, and Lt. Jeff Bain, & SRO Gary Bowen.

Those lost over the last year from County Police Departments and Fire Departments were Ider Police Chief Buddy Crabtree, Fire Chief David Evett, Fireman Darren “Spanky” Westbrook & Fort Payne Police Captain Ronnie Warren.

Your devotion to duty and selfless service will never be forgotten by your fellow employees, family, & a grateful county!