Alabama Deputy and Dispatcher Killed in Murder-Suicide

A devastating event occurred in Orange Beach, Alabama, as two staff members of the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office tragically lost their lives in what appears to be a murder-suicide. The victims were identified as Deputy Kenneth Booth and dispatcher Lexi White, who were believed to be romantically involved.

The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office reported that the incident was sparked by a heated argument between Booth and White. The disagreement escalated to a point where Booth is believed to have drawn his firearm, fatally shooting White before taking his own life.

The Orange Beach Police Department was the first to arrive at the scene. They subsequently contacted their colleagues in Cullman County on Thursday morning to share the heartbreaking news.

Sheriff Matt Gentry of the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office expressed his deep sorrow over the incident. He shared that the entire department was in shock and deeply saddened by the loss of two of their own. He extended his condolences to the families of both victims and asked for prayers for them and for the entire Sheriff’s Office.

The identities of the deceased were confirmed by the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office as their own dispatcher, Alexis White, and deputy, Kenneth Booth Jr. The department is mourning the loss of two valued members of their team.

The Orange Beach Police Department is currently spearheading the investigation into the incident. As of now, no additional information has been released.

Sheriff Gentry paid a heartfelt tribute to Lexi White, who had been a part of the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office since she was 16. She was a charter member of their Youth Leadership Academy. Gentry expressed his deep sorrow, stating that he felt as if he had lost one of his own children.