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Baldwin Co law enforcement mourns the loss of Michael Stockwell
BALDWIN COUNTY -- Members of the law enforcement community in Baldwin County are mourning the loss of one of their own after a deadly car crash. Michael Stockwell, 45, was with the Orange Beach Police Department.
"He was not only an employee but he was a friend to a lot of people here" said Billy Wilkins, Orange Beach Police Chief.
It was a somber day at the Orange Beach Police Department that sports black wreaths & ribbons in remembrance of Stockwell. He served nearly 10 years with the department, and was working his way up the ranks.
At the time of the crash he was working with the Narcotics Unit & served as a firearms instructor.
"I'm going to miss him, I was starting to depend on him for certain things so I'm really going to miss him" said Wilkins
Stockwell was heading home to Elberta on the Foley Beach Express in an unmarked city vehicle; he crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of County Road 12 when the deadly crash happened.
A woman driving the other car was not hurt.
"He was an overall good person, I can't say enough good things about Mike, and like everybody else, we thought the world of him and the town did and he was always looking out for the town" said Marvin Williams, Elberta Mayor.