Tuscaloosa Officer Dornell Cousette was killed in the line of duty last night and a scholarship fund has been started in his honor, as Cousette leaves behind two young daughters.

Click HERE to view the GoFundMe created by Townsquare Media. We will give all of the funds donated directly to the Cousette family.

Officer Cousette was a veteran of the United States Army and a graduate of Alabama State University. He joined the Tuscaloosa Police Department in 2006. Mayor Walt Maddox called Cousette a hero at a press conference last night, stating that Cousette left behind two daughters and a fiancee.

Officer Cousette was serving a warrant on a suspect yesterday (Monday, September 16) evening when the suspect fled into a house. Cousette followed the suspect into the home where the two exchanged gunfire. Cousette was shot in the head and transported to DCH Regional Medical Center where he died around 8 p.m.