Officer Claude "Doug" Bates
Tuscaloosa Police Department
An off-duty Tuscaloosa police officer was killed Sunday when he lost control of his motorcycle on Alabama Highway 60 near Akron. Officer Claude "Doug" Bates, of Northport, was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa where he died.
Arrangements for Officer Bates will be posted when available.
God rest his soul and comfort his family. He will be missed.