Body of Ala. port authority officer recovered after cruiser crashes into river

Officials do not know why Officer Kimberly Sickafoose's cruiser went into the Mobile River but say there is no evidence of foul play

Duty Death: Port Police Officer Kimberly Sickafoose - [Mobile, Alabama]

End of Service: 05/11/2023

By Warren Kulo

MOBILE, Ala.  — The body of an Alabama Port Authority police officer has been recovered from the Mobile River after her police cruiser apparently went into the river early Thursday morning.

Port Police Officer Kimberly Sickafoose.
Port Police Officer Kimberly Sickafoose. (Officer Down Memorial Page)

The port authority confirmed in a statement the body of Kimberly Sickafoose had been recovered. Her cruiser went into the river sometime between 2 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. How or why the cruiser ended up in the water is under investigation, but the port authority said there is no evidence of foul play.

“The thoughts, prayers and support of the entire Port community are with her family,” the statement read.

In addition, the statement said Port Authority Director John Driscoll addressed Sickafoose’s death in an email to staff.

“Officer Sickafoose always had a kind word, a smile and a story to share (usually about her family or beloved labrador retrievers),” Driscoll wrote. “She was a bright light and will be deeply missed.”

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