Remembering fallen Sheffield Police Sgt. Nick Risner
FLORENCE, Ala. (WAFF) - One of Sheffield’s finest was laid to rest on Friday afternoon in Florence. Hundreds of people gathered at Faith Church in Florence for Sheffield Police Officer Sgt. Nick Risner’s funeral.
There were tears, a little laughter and even a collective yell from the crowd of “Roll Tide.”
The community rallied together with family, friends and his law enforcement family to hold a beautiful tribute for him.
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PREVIEWING SGT. RISNER’S SERVICES
Nick Risner was a beloved member of the Sheffield and greater north Alabama community. His funeral service is set to reflect just how special and respected Risner was.
There will be several speakers at the ceremony. It will feature Lee Heights Baptist minister, Eric Taylor; his patrol buddy, Ray Terry and the man who was with him when he got shot, Max Dotson. Dotson will be doing the last call at the ceremony.
The U.S. honor flag will be waving high at the funeral. It’s a very special flag that travels the county honoring the country’s fallen heroes. The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department will stand guard at the ceremony.
Risner died on Saturday after he was shot in the line of duty on Friday. The 40-year-old was the first police officer in Colbert County to die in the line of duty in almost 40 years.
Brian Lansing Martin is accused of killing Risner along with William Mealback. District Attorney Bryce Graham says he plans to pursue the death penalty against Martin. He says even more charges may be coming.
REMEMBERING SHEFFIELD POLICE SGT. NICK RISNER
HONOR FLAG AT SGT. RISNER’S FUNERAL
SGT. NICK RISNER’S FUNERAL PROCESSION
SHEFFIELD REMEMBERS SGT. NICK RISNER
WHAT HAPPENED LEADING UP TO SGT. RISNER’S DEATH
AN IMPROMPTU VIGIL FOR THE SGT.
GOVERNOR IVEY’S REACTION
SGT. RISNER RECEIVES A HERO’S RIDE
WOMAN CREDITS SGT. RISNER FOR SAVING HER LIFE
DISPATCHER REMEMBERS SGT. RISNER
SHEFFIELD’S CHIEF TALKS ABOUT THE FALLEN SGT.
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