Alabama police executive dies during treatment for COVID-19


COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — An Alabama police leader who was being treated for the illness caused by the new coronavirus has died in a Georgia hospital.

The mayor of Phenix City tells news outlets that the town’s assistant police chief, Gail Green, died Wednesday. She was being treated for COVID-19.

Mayor Eddie Lowe said Green had served on the city’s police force for 33 years. Green’s husband, Eddie Gilliam, says she had been hospitalized in Columbus, Georgia, and on a ventilator for several weeks.

He says she was a mother and grandmother.

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