JAMES NICHOLAS RISNER



Officer Rank: Sergeant

Department: Sheffield (AL) Police Department

End of Watch: 10/02/2021

Cause: Gunfire

Age: 40

Length of Service: 9 years


On October 2, 2021, Sergeant Risner succumbed to gunshot wounds he sustained the previous day when he was critically wounded during a shootout with a suspect involved in a hit and run. Sergeant Risner and other officers attempted to stop the suspect and apprehend him when the suspect shot Sergeant Risner and struck him and another officer.

 

 

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