Calera officer Tackett dies Sunday

FROM STAFF REPORTS

CALERA — The Calera Police Department and the law enforcement community lost one of its own Sunday, March 28. Calera officer Robbie Lee Tackett died reportedly of natural causes.

No other information was immediately available about the young officer, who worked at the Bessemer Police Department before joining Calera in August 2019.

“Robbie was an exceptional police officer who served with honor and dedication,” Calera PD posted Monday on its official Facebook page. “Robbie volunteered with our Explorer youth program and had an immediate positive effect on the post. Please keep Robbie’s family, friends and coworkers in your prayers.”

The post followed a standalone image of a badge with a black mourning band across the center, which was posted without comment on the page late Sunday evening.

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