Less than one half of one percent of the law enforcement officers in the United States of America can say they have been through what Capt. Billy Murray of the St. Clair Sheriff’s Office has done.
Murray spent 10 weeks at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., what he called “the Harvard of law enforcement training.”
“Drugs, gangs, thefts, crimes against people, etc.,” Murray said. “We compared how they deal with it in California, and in New York and in Alabama. By far, this has been the highlight of my career — the exposure to this level of professionalism.”
The real winner is St. Clair County. Murray’s time at Quantico both enhanced the county’s visibility at a high level, and will likely benefit the law enforcement program here at home.
We salute Murray and the sheriff’s office that made it possible.