About Albert Eugene Ballard:
Sergeant Ballard was shot and killed by a bank robbery suspect in downtown Birmingham. Sergeant Ballard
was on patrol when he pulled to the curb and called a potential suspect over to his patrol car. The
suspect shot Sergeant Ballard at point-blank range, killing him. The suspect was pursued by Birmingham
officer and U.S. Marshals and was shot after firing at two officers. The suspect was convicted of murdering
Sergeant Ballard and sentenced to life.