Gov. Kay Ivey has ordered flags across the state to be flown at half-staff on Monday, April 3, to honor Huntsville Police Department officer Garrett Crumby who was killed in the line of duty.

“On behalf of the state of Alabama, I express my deepest sympathies to his family, friends and fellow law enforcement professionals,” Ivey said in a statement Wednesday. “I am forever grateful for Officer Crumby’s dedication in keeping our communities safe and serving the people of Alabama.”

Crumby and fellow officer Albert Morin were responding to an emergency domestic violence call at the Governor's House apartment complex Tuesday evening when they were “ambushed” by an armed suspect, later identified as Juan Robert Laws, who had already shot a female victim on scene, according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

The officers were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment where Crumby, a three-year veteran of the Huntsville Police Department, succumbed to his injuries.

Ivey also asked for continued prayers for Morin as he recovers.

“We stand with the men and women who sacrifice everything to protect our commutes,” Ivey concluded.

Flags are to be flown at half-staff until sundown Monday following Crumby's interment.

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