Russell County D.A. honored statewide

Russell County D.A. honored statewide

RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - A local prosecutor received a historic award in Alabama this week. Longtime Russell County District Attorney Ken Davis was given the "Joe Hubbard" White Hat Award in Hoover.

It's not an annual honor, but requires a unanimous vote of the Alabama District Attorneys. It's considered a lifetime achievement award.

Davis has been the D.A. in Russell County for nearly 33 years.

"Ken Davis zealously follows this principle and pursues justice while tempering his vigor with humility, fairness, diligence and honesty. He always does the right thing, for the right reason, at the right time, in the right way. Ken Davis is truly a servant of the law. Ken Davis is a gentleman who fights evil every day, never losing his humanity," said AL District Attorneys Assoc. Deputy Director Barry Matson.

In 2012, the ADAA created the Joe Hubbard White Hat Award after the man it's named in honor of passed away. Joe Hubbard served as the District Attorney in Calhoun and Cleburne Counties from 1993-2011.

Here's how the Alabama District Attorneys Association describes this award and it's name: "The White Hat signifies the 'good guy', the fighter of good fights and champion of the weak, the defender of innocence, the conqueror of evil, and a voice for those who have none. This distinction…is to those who have humbly and extraordinarily distinguished themselves in the pursuit of justice."

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