Police Officer David Lee Colley
Montgomery Police Department, Alabama
End of Watch: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: April 4, 2015
Weapon Used: Automobile; Commercial
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Police Chief Ernest Finley
Montgomery Police Department
320 N Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 241-2816
Police Officer David Colley was killed when his patrol car collided with a tractor trailer at the intersection of Narrow Lane Road and East South Boulevard.
He was responding to a call when the crash occurred at approximately 6:00 am. He was transported to Baptist Medical Center South where he succumbed to his injuries.
Officer Colley had served with the Montgomery Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife and 1-year-old child.
A Montgomery police officer was killed today when his vehicle was involved in an accident with an tractor-trailer near the intersection of Narrow Lane Road and Southern Boulevard.
"It’s not a good morning for the MPD family …," said MPD Chief Ernest Finley at the scene.
Officer David Colley, 24, of Eclectic, was killed at about 6 a.m Friday after he was rushed to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injures. He was an officer with the department for two years and leaves behind a wife and a 1-year-old child.
According to Montgomery Police Department, Colley was on a call when the accident happened. The truck’s driver was not injured.
"We appreciate the support, sympathy and prayers for his family who has been notified and also for MPD family as well," Finley said. "… Our prayers go out to everyone involved."
According to Montgomery Police Department, Colley was transported to Baptist South Medical Center a short distance away with life-threatening injuries after the accident. He was pronounced dead soon after.
Several counseling sessions at the different departments throughout the city are scheduled today and into next week as officers continue to mourn the loss of one of their own. About a dozen Operation Good Shepherd clergy members, counselors and support groups, who work alongside MPD, were made available to officers.
"It’s heart-breaking to all of us, regardless of age the loss of a life, of a young man with a young wife, it’s horrible," Finley said. "The thing that we need to do is build on the grieving process."
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is conducting the investigation. All lanes heading south on East South Boulevard are shut down as fire units continue to clean up at the wreck.
He had been on the force two years and leaves behind a wife and a 1-year-old child.