On Monday, Tuscaloosa, Alabama police officer Dornell Cousette was killed in the line of duty at 40 years old while acting on a felony failure to appear warrant.
Luther Watkins, Jr., 21, has been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of the father of two.
On Wednesday the University of Alabama chose to honor Cousette’s memory by turning newly installed spotlights at the Crimson Tide’s Bryant-Denny stadium blue, bathing the entire stadium in blue light.
Saban: ‘A terrible tragedy’
Head football coach Nick Saban addressed the tragedy during his Wednesday news conference.
“It’s a terrible tragedy in our community that we lost a police officer on Monday night,” Saban said. “I would like to know that our entire program, all the players, coaches, everybody in the entire organization, our family, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I know we are doing something in the stadium tonight to honor this person. It’s a terrible tragedy for us all and God Bless.”
Cousette’s squad car was placed outside the stadium with the lights on so people could pay tribute.
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