Former Birmingham Police Captain killed in car accident

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – The Birmingham Police Department says that a retired Captain from their ranks was killed in an single car accident on Monday.

61-year-old Gary Ren Childs was killed around 5:58 p.m. on Monday in the 2900 block of Riverview Road when his car struck a tree and overturned as it approached a curve. Childs was the only passenger in the vehicle and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Childs had been with the Birmingham Police Department for over 31 years when he retired on January 31st of this year.

Funeral arrangements are pending.