Officer Charles Robert Bennett, 33;
Officer Harley Chisholm III, 40;
and Officer Carlos Owen, 53, who had been on the force for 26 years. Chisholm was hired in 1998, and Bennett had been a Birmingham officer since 2001.
The community has been in shock.
A wreath for each officer was placed on the front of the precinct.
Officers came from all over the United States to attend the funerals for the fallen officers.
Today, a memorial service was held for the three officers. Each officer's car was parked at the entrance to the auditorium with a black wreath on the grill and their blue lights on.
While no department can plan enough to handle such a situation, I'm impressed with how Chief Nunn and all the officers have handled this senseless tragedy.
God bless the souls of the officers and comfort their families.