Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall recognized fallen Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) senior trooper Jason Lynn Vice and fallen Bibb County deputy Bradley Johnson Thursday.
Vice lost his life in the line of duty on Sept. 9, 2021, due to COVID. He had served with ALEA for 15 years. Marshall attended the Alabama Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Division in Tuscaloosa to remember the life and service of Vice.
Johnson was killed in a shooting during a chase on June 30, 2022. He had served with the sheriff’s office for eight years. Marshall honored Johnson for his service and sacrifice during the ceremony at the Bibb County Commission in Centreville.
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and Bibb County leaders announced a new GoFundMe account for Johnson’s daughters so they could attend Washington when their father’s name was added to the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Brad’s young daughters to see their father’s courage and sacrifice honored and permanently memorialized in our nation’s capital,” said Bibb County administrator Brian Davis. “The girls have suffered a loss that no child their age should have to experience, but as they grow, mature, and begin to understand more fully the heroism that Brad displayed, the experience of having been present when his name was added to the national memorial will give them some measure of comfort and closure.”
The goal for the GoFundMe page is $12,000 to cover travel, lodging and other expenses for the week of May 15. The funds would also allow deputy Chris Poole, who was also shot during the chase, to attend the ceremony in Washington with the Johnson family.
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