A GoFundMe has been launched for a Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy who was shot five times following a domestic dispute involving his parents.
Deputy Cedric Law, 26, remains hospitalized following the Friday shooting, which left Law’s father dead.
“Deputy Law is surrounded by his family, including his girlfriend and their child and his law enforcement family,” sheriff’s Lt. Ricky Thompson wrote in the GoFundMe. “His family knows how strong he is, and they are ready to tackle this road to recovery together.”
“However, this type of recovery will take time and a lot of rehabilitation, which will require Deputy Law to be out of work for an extended period of time,’’ Thompson wrote. “Please help support Deputy Law and his family during this difficult time.”
Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham held a press conference Monday to chronicle the events of the Friday afternoon shooting in the 2700 block of Lower Wetumpka Road.
Cunningham said ordeal began about 3 p.m. when Law was riding in the car with his mother and his brother.
“His mother had just been involved in a domestic situation at her residence with his father,” the sheriff said. “She was advised by the police department to go get a warrant and seek a protection order.”
The mother and her two sons were doing just that when they encountered the father on Lower Wetumpka Road. That’s when the father struck the family’s vehicle and then exited brandishing a gun.
Law got out of his mother’s vehicle, telling her and his brother to leave, Cunningham said.
“He was trying to get his father to put down the firearm at which time his father fired off some rounds, striking the deputy multiple times,’’ he said. “The deputy returned fire and struck his father multiple times.”
The father was pronounced dead on the scene. His name has not been released.
Law was transported to Baptist Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
“We’re not immune from domestic violence in law enforcement,” Cunningham said. “They were trying to do what was right. His mother was reaching out for help. She went over and picked him up. He was off duty.”
Cunningham said the mother and his deputy did what they were supposed to do.
“She had dialed 911 and the police came out there,” he said. “This was a situation that got uncontrollable.”
“I’m just happy the deputy knew to tell his mother and brother to leave,’’ Cunningham said.
Law, the sheriff said, is physically doing much better. “I’m hoping he’ll be discharged soon,” Cunningham said. “He was shot five times. He has a lot he’ll have to go through before he is able to come back to work. “
“We still need your prayers,’’ he said. “He has a long road ahead, but everything is looking very good right now.”
Donations to the GoFundMe can be made here.