2nd wave of Cullman County officers headed to Gulf Coast

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Officers pull out from the Cullman County Sheriff's Office Wednesday afternoon, headed to Foley. (Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – In response to a mutual aid request to Division F of the Alabama Mutual Aid System (AMAS), the Cullman Police Department and Hanceville Police Department last week sent officers to Foley, Alabama in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, which made landfall Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Now, more officers are headed down to relieve their colleagues.

Wednesday’s crew includes Cullman Police Sgt. Terry Gilliland, Officer Hunter Potts, Officer David Smith and Officer Josh Spinks; Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Phillip Bray and Sgt. Jimmy Barnes; and Hanceville Police Sgt. Kyle Duncan.

The group will be providing security at a facility in Foley that is hosting linemen crews for Baldwin EMC.

AMAS is a program administered by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency to ensure that trained first responders can be placed throughout the state as needed in response to a major disaster.

The first wave of officers who went down included Cullman Police Lt. Scott Sanford, Officer Jake Lambert, Officer Tyler Jackson and Officer Jeff Mize; Hanceville Police Lt. Brannon Hammick and Sgt. Josh Howell.

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