Funeral services set for slain Alabama officer

Officer Dornell Cousette | Source: City of Tuscaloosa

The 40-year-old was shot and killed on Monday.

Posted: Sep 21, 2019 11:07 PM
Updated: Sep 23, 2019 9:28 AM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Funeral services are set in Tuscaloosa for a police officer who was killed in the line of duty.

A memorial is planned for noon Sunday for investigator Dornell Cousette, who was shot to death while trying to make an arrest on Monday.

The funeral will be held in the gymnasium of Shelton State Community College, and burial will follow in Cousette's hometown of Aliceville.

Cousette was fatally wounded after following a suspect into a house. A suspect is in custody, charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting.

The 40-year-old Cousette is survived by two daughters and his fiance. He was a military veteran and had been with the Tuscaloosa Police Department for 13 years.

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