The Talladega County Sheriff’s Office consistently and with uniformity strives to maintain social order and provide professional law enforcement services to the citizens of Talladega County, within prescribed ethical, budgetary, and constitutional constraints. This agency strives to enforce the law and maintain order in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing the need for justice, and the consistent appearance of justice. The Talladega County Sheriff’s Office recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens it serves. This agency actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime and to assist in brining to justice those that violate the law.
We Need Your Help
On December 22, 2018, deputies with the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Rubenville Lane in Alpine for a report of multiple individuals shot inside a residence at approximately 2:40 A.M.. Responding deputies secured the scene until Investigators arrived to process the scene and attempt to locate potential witnesses. Five individuals were transported for medical treatment for gunshot wounds. Three of the victim were later transported to UAB Hospital for additional medical treatment. Investigators have determined that there were a large number of individuals at the residence when the shooting occurred and are asking for the public’s assistance in locating witnesses or providing information. If you have any information related to this case, contact the Investigations Division at (256) 761-2141 or leave an anonymous tip atwww.talladegasheriff.com.
On December 18, 2018 at approximately 8:00pm two armed suspects entered the store at the 77 Quick Stop located at 51940 AL. HWY. 77. Two employees were held at gunpoint and robbed….see more
The Talladega County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 2016 Alumacraft Jon Boat and trailer that was stolen from Matson Rd in Munford on Saturday night, December 8, 2018. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Investigations Division at (256) 761-2141 or leave a tip on this site.
The Talladega County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Matthew Lamar Virges on November 13, 2017. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Investigations Division at (256) 761-2141 or submit a private message on the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
Message From The Sheriff
Current times are not the best of times for the men and women who serve in the law enforcement field. The police have been vilified by the leadership in our nation’s capitol and the mainstream media. This has resulted, I believe, at least in part, to having thirteen law enforcement officers killed only two months into the current year. Last year during this time, no law enforcement officer had yet made the ultimate sacrifice serving their citizens. As a Sheriff, and as an American, this is a sickening statistic.
I have spent decades serving with the men and women who wear the badge of the various agencies within Talladega County and I KNOW of their dedication to duty, their professionalism, and their unwavering desire to protect and serve our citizens. I understand the sacrifices that these proud men and women make daily, in an effort to safeguard our communities. All this is done with the knowledge that their job is one that can demand the ultimate sacrifice, one that can leave a mother without a son or daughter. A woman or man without a husband or wife. A child without a daddy or mommy. A community without a guardian.
Today I ask of you one simple but important thing. The next time you see a deputy, a police officer or any law enforcement officer, take a moment to tell them thanks for what they do to keep us safe. A simple gesture that goes a long way toward making him/her feel appreciated in a time where the disgusting sentiments of some make them feel underappreciated and threatened. Imagine what it would be like to live in a society without law enforcement officers out there on the front lines protecting us and deterring criminal activity….it would be chaos!
Law enforcement strives daily to take care of it’s citizens. I urge you to let them know you appreciate them!