Retired Alabama sheriff’s deputy dies of COVID-19


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ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) — A retired Alabama law enforcement officer has died of COVID-19.

News outlets report that Buddy Hutchinson, a retired Blount County Sheriff’s Office deputy died Saturday.

Hutchinson had remained active with the department after retiring as a deputy. He headed the office’s reserve program.

Hutchinson had also served as a police officer in Oneonta and Snead.

Sheriff Mark Moon’s Facebook page said Hutchinson is to be buried Friday at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo.

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