January 21, 2019 – In Breaking News – CNN
An Alabama police officer has died after being shot Sunday, according to the Mobile Police Department.
Officer Sean Tuder, 30, was shot by a suspect with prior warrants while doing follow-up work on an investigation, Police Chief Lawrence Battiste told a news conference covered by CNN affiliate WKRG.
The suspect, Marco Perez, 19, was taken into custody, he said. Perez made an initial court appearance Monday.
(It’s the second time in less than a year, the Mobile Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own. Chief Lawrence Battiste said, “Today we lost another officer in the line of duty, Officer Sean Tuder.” Officer Tuder joined the police department in 2016 and just a year later, was named Officer of the Month. Courtesy of Fox 10 and YouTube. Posted on Jan 20, 2019.)
Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich said Perez has been charged with capital murder. He is scheduled to be arraigned January 29.
Officer was ‘a true leader’
Battiste told reporters that Tuder had been with the department less than five years.
“He was one of those guys that certainly resonates in your mind as somebody that’s a true leader and had a true commitment to doing his best in this community to keep it safe and to be a role model for others,” he said.
“He was really just getting into that part of his career where he started having an impact on not just the people in the community but the men and women who work here in this department.”
Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder killed while trying to arrest a suspect. Hadn’t even been on the force for 3 full years.
I know we say “enough is enough” but let’s be real. This is never going to stop. Not anytime soon at least.
Rest easy, brother. pic.twitter.com/ZhZla60jeL
— Officer Daddo (@officerdaddo) January 20, 2019
Battiste asked for the community’s prayers, saying: “Keep Officer Tuder’s family in your prayers; his wife, his mom and dad, and his in-laws because this is going to be a difficult time.”
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Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Tudor, both blood and blue. Thank you for your bravery in serving the citizens of Mobile with pride and distinction. You will not be forgotten.
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