Gov. Kay Ivey orders flags to fly half-staff in honor of fallen Tuscaloosa officer

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — In a directive to all state agencies, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has released the following statement,

I am directing flags to be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for Tuscaloosa Police Officer Dornell Cousette, who was killed in the line of duty while serving a warrant last night on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.

Let us remember the life and service of Officer Cousette , who was a 13-year bveteran of the Tuscaloosa Police Department and a verteran of the United States Army. We offer our heartfelt condolences and prayers to his two daughters, his fiancé, his family and the entire city of Tuscaloosa.

The flags should be flown at half-staff on the day of his interment until sunset.

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Gov. Ivey also released the following statement about Officer Cousette on Twitter:

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