Between Friday and Sunday, at least seven officers across the Wiregrass were injured responding to scenes.
“If nobody gets scared – they’re lying to you,” said Captain Scott Langley, Headland Police.
Langley, a 14-year veteran with the Headland Police Department, knows how quickly a 911 call can turn.
“I was just thinking about employees and the people in the store,” said Langley.
Langley was one of the seven officers physically attacked responding to calls over the weekend. He was hit in the head by the man he was trying to arrest. Police identified the suspect as Joshua Sowell, III. They say Sowell was causing a disturbance as the Sunstop Gas Station before he was arrested. He’s charged with Assault II, Assaulting a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly conduct, Attempting to Elude, Criminal Mischief.
“I was worn out, but feeling fine,” said Langley.
“Somebody spins around and deliberately attacks you – they’re changing the game,” said Captain Todd David, Dothan Police.