In this March 21, 2000 photo, Lowndes County Sheriff Willie Vaughner, left, and chief deputy John Williams stand at the intersection where Williams apprehended Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin on Monday evening in White Hall, Ala. Williams was fatally shot in the line of duty Saturday evening, Nov. 23, 2019, in a county near the state capital city, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said. Ivey tweeted that Lowndes County Sheriff Williams was “a pillar of the community.” (Al Benn/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
A photo provided by the Elmore County Ala. Sheriff’s Office shows William Chase Johnson, a suspect in the fatal shooting of Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams Saturday night, Nov. 23, 2019 in Haynesville, Ala. (Elmore County Ala. Sheriff’s Office/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
HAYNEVILLE, Ala. Law enforcement agencies in Alabama and beyond posted messages of condolences on social media Sunday in the aftermath of the fatal weekend shooting of a sheriff in the state.