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Officer Morin back on duty – ‘grateful’ for community support

Huntsville police announced on Monday that Officer Albert Morin returned to duty after being seriously wounded in a March shooting that put him in critical condition.

He was released from the hospital in April. 

The department said, “we’re happy to have him back.”

Morin, 34, expressed his sincere thanks for the support he’s received while recovering.

“Thank you to the community and my coworkers for the outpouring of support,” Morin’s statement said. “I’ve read through every card and letter you’ve sent during my recovery. I remain grateful for all the support my family and I have received.”

HPD officer killed; another critical after shooting

On March 28, Officer Morin and Officer Garrett Crumby, 36, responded to a shots fired call on Governors House Drive. According to officials, Juan Robert Laws, 24, took aim at the responding officers before barricading himself in an apartment building. Officer Crumby was killed in the shooting.

RELATED: Hundreds in procession, along interstate pay tribute to fallen HPD officer

Laws was charged with capital murder of a law enforcement officer. Prosecutors are expected to pursue the death penalty.

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