Bryant-Denny Stadium was awash in blue lights Wednesday in honor of fallen Tuscaloosa Police Officer Dornell Cousette, who was killed Monday in the line of duty.
In addition to the blue lights, the home of the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide honored Cousette by parking his vehicle at the Walk of Champions. It will remain there until noon Friday. (RELATED: Congressman: Police Appreciation Lights Refused By White House)
— Ashley Gooden (@AshleyGoodenTV) September 19, 2019
A great show of respect & support from the @UofAlabama, @AlabamaFTBL and Mayor @WaltMaddox for lighting up Bryant-Denny in blue tonight in honor of slain Tuscaloosa Police Officer #DornellCousette. It’s great for Law Enforcement Officers everywhere to see this kind of support. https://t.co/Tgxljx1IQ8
— Mark R. Hall (@MarkRHall) September 19, 2019
@AlabamaFTBL Bryant-Denny Stadium #Blue tonight to memorialize slain @TuscaloosaPD Investigator #DornellCousett @GLFOP @NationalSheriff @NLEOMF #EnoughIsEnough #GoneButNeverForgotten pic.twitter.com/DsX8AFo9tU
— Lt. Andy Norris ???????????? (@LtAndyNorris) September 19, 2019
Tonight, @univofalabama honored the life of Tuscaloosa Police Investigator Dornell Cousette by lighting Bryant-Denny Stadium blue.
— City of Tuscaloosa (@tuscaloosacity) September 19, 2019
Cousette was shot and killed Monday while attempting to make an arrest, and 20-year-old Luther Watkins Jr. has been named as the suspect. Lt. Jack Kennedy of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit explained, “An investigation has determined that Investigator Cousette was murdered while attempting to lawfully arrest Luther Watkins.”
Watkins was also treated for injuries pursuant to the shooting.