Hueytown mourning loss of beloved school resource officer

Joey Pilkinton (Hueytown Police Department)

HUEYTOWN, Ala. (WIAT) — Hueytown residents are mourning the death of a retired police officer, who was a beloved school resource officer.

Officer Joey Pilkinton served the the City of Hueytown for many years, the last of which he worked as the school resource officer for Hueytown High School.

“Joey watched many kids go through Hueytown High School and treated them like his own. Most people remember Joey walking the halls of HHS and being a role model to the students. Please keep Joey’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” the Hueytown Police Department posted on its Facebook page.

Officer Pilkinton’s funeral will be held Friday from 10 a.m. until noon at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Hueytown. The service will begin at noon, followed by the burial at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

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