Patriot Guard will attend funeral for drowned deputy who died saving swimmers in the Gulf
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (BIKER DAD) -Patriot Guard Riders will be among those honoring a “True Hero” who died saving the lives of others. The funeral for the for drowned deputy is in a few days.
Deputy Bill Smith died Sunday at Fort Morgan Alabama. Now the community is planning to honor him. He and another deputy saw several swimmers in distress. So they jumped into the Gulf waters to help. The other deputy also went to the hospital but survived.
The funeral for drowned deputy are set for 2 PM Saturday. The funeral is at The Baldwin County Coliseum in Robertsdale, Alabama. The Patriot Guard Riders will be taking part. The Biker Dad Blog will be riding along with them to honor Smith.
Police are still investigating how this happened. They are asking witnesses to come forward. The posted the request on their Facebook Page:
“The Gulf Shores Police Department is asking for the public’s help relating to a beach rescue that resulted in the tragic death of a Baldwin County Sheriff’s Deputy. On June 6th, 2021 at approximately 6:00pm emergency services were requested to assist multiple swimmers in the Fort Morgan area of the Gulf of Mexico who were in distress. Several witnesses were present while emergency services from multiple agencies assisted in the incident. The Gulf Shores Police Department is asking for eyewitnesses to come forward with information relating to those who assisted in the matter, cell phone video, or photographs.If you have information relating to this incident, please call the Gulf Shores Police Department at 251-968-2431 or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
A “True Hero”
“Bill Smith did what Bill Smith always did, he saw the need to put his life on the line to save somebody else’s and that’s what he did. He saved a life yesterday,” Sheriff Hoss Mack said during a news conference Monday. The sheriff choked up while speaking about his deputy. He called who he called a “true hero.”