Hero Down: Mobile Officer Sean Tuder Murdered By Gunman

Officer Sean Tuder was killed while attempting to apprehend a wanted fugitive.

Mobile, AL - Mobile Policer Officer Sean Tuder was murdered in the line of duty while attempting to arrest a wanted fugitive Sunday afternoon.

The incident happened around 4 p.m. at the Peach Place Inn as officers were attempting to locate a wanted fugitive, according to AL.com.

19-year-old Marco Perez had numerous warrants for his arrest on undisclosed charges.

As officers were searching for Perez, Officer Tuder was fatally shot. Police would not confirm if Perez was the gunman, but he is in custody.

"We're trying to make sense of how we can have another brother lose his life in less than a year," Chief Lawrence Battiste said at a press conference.

Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa was murdered last year while attempting to apprehend a murder suspect.

Just months before, the department lost Sergeant Jeremy Franks in a collision.

The chief asked for patience while they investigate before they release the details of the shooting.

Officer Tuder was a 3-year veteran of the department, but had prior law enforcement experience.

Officer Tuder leaves behind his wife.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mobile Police Department Officer Tuder, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Officer Sean Tuder, your life mattered.

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Perez came into the courtroom wearing the fallen hero’s handcuffs engraved with the name “Tuder.” — a tribute NBC 15 showed you exclusively last week.

Monday, Perez’s attorney raised the issue during the hearing.

“We are only preserving the record for how it may impact my client legally,” attorney Dennis Knizley said.

“We had nothing to do with the choice of handcuffs that Marco Perez was brought over in,” Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich said, adding “That is completely the jail’s decision. That’s a decision they made.”

The defense also made a request to have these cuffs switched out in the future.

“It’s quite unusual, it’s not necessary,” Knizley said, adding “Let’s just treat everyone like you would anyone else accused of an offense.”

At the request of Perez’s attorney, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office tells NBC 15 they are returning the engraved handcuffs to the Mobile Police Department. Perez will be cuffed with regular hand cuffs moving forward.


Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS for they shall be called SON'S of GOD. Matthew 5:9


God Bless you Officer Tuder. Thank you for your service to your country and your community. Praying for your family, blood and blue.


rest in peace lets hope he gets justice


Condolences to the family.