Update & Upcoming Events
(Etowah County, Alabama) The investigation into the death of a man found burned inside a vehicle on Pine Hill Trail, in the Egypt community of Western Etowah County, is ongoing.
Investigators do not believe foul play was involved. The identity of the man is not yet known. DNA testing and final results from the autopsy are incomplete.
Employees of the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run on Friday, April 4.
The Flame of Hope torch will be carried on a one-mile run from the James D. Martin Wildlife Sanctuary, South 11th Street, to the opening ceremony at Gadsden City High School. An athlete will join sheriff’s office runners at the high school to officially begin the Special Olympics.
The opening ceremony is planned to begin Friday, April 4, at 9:00 a.m. Sheriff’s office employees will gather at the wildlife sanctuary on South 11th Street beginning at 8:45 a.m.
Sheriff Todd Entrekin says, “We are proud to be a part of the annual torch run. To see the smiles on athlete’s faces when the torch is brought onto the field is heartwarming.”
According to www.specialolympics.org, “More than 85, 000 law enforcement officers will carry the Flame of Hope across 35 nations, raising awareness and funds for Special Olympics.”
If the event is cancelled due to rain, the makeup day will be Friday, April 11.
The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office will be set up at the Rainbow City Chocolate Festival on Saturday, April 5.
Individuals can come by to sign up for the Yellow Dot Program and/or to have their child’s fingers printed on safety ID cards.
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