Editor’s Note: A full replay of Officer Crumby’s funeral can be found near the bottom of this article.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Law enforcement officers, first responders, family and friends gathered at Mayfair Church of Christ to honor the life of fallen Huntsville Police Department (HPD) Officer Garrett Crumby on Monday.
Officer Crumby was killed in the line of duty while responding to a shots-fired call on March 28 at the Governors House Drive apartments. He was transported to Huntsville Hospital with life-threatening injuries, and he later died from those injuries.
HPD Officer Albert Morin was also shot and taken to Huntsville Hospital in critical condition. Morin remains at the hospital in serious, but stable condition.
Crumby has been remembered as brave and selfless, someone who loved to protect and serve.
During the service, Crumby’s sister, Courtney spoke on their childhood and shared memories of her brother ‘protecting the family’ in his Batman costume as a child. Courtney was emotional but chuckled at the memory, “He was not Garrett, he was Batman.”
“Without a doubt, he was really a true hero and he was always destined to be one,” Courtney continued. “His heart was always being a helping hand.”
Hundreds of patrol vehicles left the Mayfair Church of Christ after the funeral and escorted Crumby through the city of Huntsville. Many of those making the drive to Tuscaloosa where Office Crumby will be laid to rest.
Two private funds have been opened at Redstone Federal Credit Union (RFCU) to support Officer Crumby’s family and Officer Morin. You can make donations at any RFCU branch.
A full replay of Officer Crumby’s funeral can be seen here:
Those looking to send notes and condolences for Officer Cumby’s family or send get-well cards to Officer Morin can send them through the mail to c/o HPD P.O. Box 2085, Huntsville, AL 35804.
This story will continue to be updated Crumby’s family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers lay him to rest late Monday afternoon.