Rainsville Police Department placed a black rose and blue rose at the First Responders Memorial in the Rainsville City Park in memory of Investigator Dornell Cousette of the Tuscaloosa Police Department that was killed in the line of duty.
Investigator Cousette was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant at a home in Tuscaloosa on Monday, September 16, 2019. Despite being mortally wounded he was able to return fire and wounded the subject.
Investigator Cousette was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The subject was arrested later after showing up at the hospital as a result of his gunshot wounds.
Investigator Cousette was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Tuscaloosa Police Department for 13 years. He is survived by his two daughters and fiancée.