Alabama Deputy Commits Murder-Suicide with Office Employee

07:37 09.09.2023

In a tragic turn of events, an Alabama sheriff's deputy has been accused of killing an office employee he was dating in what authorities are referring to as a murder-suicide. The shocking incident took place in Orange Beach, Alabama, and has left the community in shock and mourning.

According to a press release from the Cullman County Sheriff's Office, deputy Kenneth Booth allegedly killed Lexi White, a shift supervisor, during an intense argument on Thursday. The disagreement between the couple escalated to a terrifying point where Booth reportedly drew a weapon and fatally shot White. Tragically, Booth then turned the gun on himself, ending his own life.

The Cullman County Sheriff, Matt Gentry, expressed his deep sadness and devastation over the incident. He described White as an integral part of the sheriff's office, having started her career there at the young age of 16. Gentry extended his condolences to the families affected and requested prayers for all those involved.

"Lexi has been a part of the Cullman County Sheriff's Office since she was 16. She was a charter member in our Youth Leadership Academy, and was involved in every one after that - either as a participant, or coach. There are not enough words to express what she and her family mean to me. I am literally heartbroken. I feel like Lexi is one of my own kids," Sheriff Gentry shared with a heavy heart.

The Orange Beach Police Department has launched an investigation into the incident to uncover the motives and circumstances surrounding this tragic event. It is crucial to determine what led to such a violent outcome and if there were any warning signs that could have been addressed.

The tragic incident serves as a chilling reminder of the importance of mental health awareness and early intervention. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis, it is essential to seek help. In New York City, individuals can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. For those residing outside the city, the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 988 is available, or they can visit

As the community mourns the loss of Lexi White and Deputy Kenneth Booth, it is crucial to come together and support one another during this difficult time. The effects of this tragedy will undoubtedly be felt for a long time, and it serves as a somber reminder of the importance of addressing mental health and seeking help when needed.

/ Saturday, September 9, 2023, 7:37 AM /

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