Officer Mike Stockwell, 45, had more than 20 years of law enforcement experience, having joined Orange Beach Police Department in early 2004, according to an Orange Beach police news release. He had served as a patrol officer, an investigator and a firearms instructor, and was scheduled to take over the duty of full-time training officer on Oct. 1.
“Mike was known to many of the ladies in our area for his part in instructing many firearms classes to the women in our area,” Chief Billy Wilkins said in the release.
Stockwell also helped re-establish and lead the department's Reserve Office Program.
At the time of his death, Stockwell was assigned to the Baldwin County Drug Task Force as well as the department’s Narcotics Unit.
Stockwell was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Tuesday night. About 9 p.m. the officer’s unmarked police SUV and a sedan collided at the intersection of Beach Express and Baldwin County 12. Stockwell was driving home after finishing his shift, according Chief David Wilson of the Foley Police Department, which is leading the investigation.
From the outfall of the accident it appears that Stockwell’s white Chevy SUV flipped multiple times, landing about 40 yards north of the intersection. The sedan remained in the middle of the intersection with front-end damage.
Wilson said the driver of the second vehicle was uninjured.
Agency: Orange Beach Police Department
Cause: Vehicle Crash
EOW: Tuesday, September 17, 2013