Cop Shooting Frightening Reminder Of Sheriff's Job - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

June 15, 2004 5:45 P.M.

Cop Shooting Frightening Reminder Of Sheriff's Job

It is quiet today in Macon County. No flashing lights, no sirens blaring. For the moment, no stress.

"I welcome these days. Most certainly," says Macon County Sheriff David Warren.

Monday, however, an entirely different story for Sheriff Warren and 4 other law enforcement agencies. Police closed ranks to chase a man on the run. A suspected bank robber. Shots were fired. An Auburn police officer was struck in the face. Suspect Jonathan Ellis was injured, too.

"No one will know what will happen next," says Sheriff Warren.

It's something Warren never loses sight of. With 31 years under his belt, it's a reminder that things can change in a hurry.

"The only thing that is certain about this life is that it is uncertain," says Warren.

It seems as though this has been the year of the chase for the Macon County Sheriff's Department. Yesterday's hunt for the suspect on Interstate 85 comes two weeks after Florida authorities helped the sheriff track down a man wanted on attempted murder charges. John Brown was the 4th suspect arrested in that case.

"Nothing will seem to happen and then all of a sudden things like what happened yesterday happens," Warren says.

The high drama of Monday's chase and the manhunt earlier this month reinforces what this veteran lawman has known for years; somebody is always trying to break the law. Another chase just may be around the corner.

Reporter: Bryan Henry

  • NewsMore>>

  • Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

    Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

    Saturday, August 18 2018 4:10 AM EDT2018-08-18 08:10:33 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 4:27 AM EDT2018-08-19 08:27:00 GMT
    (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP). Firefighters remove debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Italian authorities have lowered the death to 38 from 39 in the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa. Genoa Prefec...(Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP). Firefighters remove debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Italian authorities have lowered the death to 38 from 39 in the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa. Genoa Prefec...

    Italian media say three more bodies have been found in the rubble of the Genoa bridge collapse, raising the death toll to 41.

    More >>

    Italian media say three more bodies have been found in the rubble of the Genoa bridge collapse, raising the death toll to 41.

    More >>
  • Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

    Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

    Saturday, August 18 2018 6:00 AM EDT2018-08-18 10:00:29 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 4:26 AM EDT2018-08-19 08:26:41 GMT
    Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died.

    More >>

    Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died.

    More >>
  • Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

    Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

    Friday, August 17 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-08-17 20:27:23 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-08-19 02:46:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File). FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2006 file photo, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, background on piano, perform the national anthem before the Super Bowl XL football game in Detroit. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home...(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File). FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2006 file photo, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, background on piano, perform the national anthem before the Super Bowl XL football game in Detroit. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home...
    Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 30 in her hometown of Detroit.More >>
    Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 30 in her hometown of Detroit.More >>
Powered by Frankly