Flags Fly At Half Mast For Former Police Chief, Funeral Arrangements Announced

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Funeral arrangements for former Centre Police Chief Val Courtney have been announced.

Those services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 3rd at the Perry Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Cherokee Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 11 until 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Police Benevolent Association or the Fraternal Order of Police.

Courtney passed away Friday at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center in Anniston.

He was 62.

In a statement issued Friday, Centre Mayor Tony Wilkie said “We lost a great man, police officer and a wonderful Police Chief. Chief Courtney was the heart of the Centre Police Department from 1992 until his retirement in 2011. All flags in our city will be lowered to half mast honoring Chief Courtney. From my office, city council members and all city employees, thank you Chief Courtney for making us all better people by being in our lives. Chief Courtney will be greatly missed.”

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