Russell Co. Sheriff’s deputies reach final class, become homicide detectives

RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor hosted the final class needed for sheriff's deputies to become homicide detectives.

The class is the last of a three-year program.

Sixty students from Alabama to Colorado were in attendance for the class, instructed by homicide detective Vernon Gebreth, who has been a detective for more than 60 years.

"It's a great class, it gives our investigators a chance to see how things are done in other jurisdictions, to see crime that may be similar to them, but also it gives them an opportunity to see crimes that they haven't see before and give them an opportunity to learn about that," said Sheriff Taylor.

The final class was held at the Double Tree Inn by Hilton in Columbus.

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