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Selma Rotary Club will honor fallen SPD officer Monday

By Lew Gilliland

The Selma Times-Journal

The Selma Rotary Club is offering a free meal to some special people Monday in honor of late police officer Marquis Moorer.

The club will hold a hot dog lunch with all the fixings at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church at 301 Broad St. in Selma. First responders and front-line workers, including health care workers, are invited to come eat at no cost.

The lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“It’s just a thank from our Selma Rotary Club to our first responders and the front-line workers,” Treasurer and Past President Manera Searcy said. “We just appreciate all that they do. It’s just one small way we can show our appreciation.

“It was our board’s consensus that this would be a nice thing to do, and especially since 9/11 is upon us again.”

Participants can eat in or grab a takeout plate, “because these people are busy,” Searcy said. “We want them to enjoy a free lunch on us.”

Moorer was shot and killed July 27 at Selma Square Apartments. The Selma police officer was going home on lunch break when the shooting took place around 4 a.m.

A suspect in the case, former Selma High School running back Javonte Stubbs, has been arrested. He was charged with murdering a police officer, attempted murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling. He is being held in the Chilton County Jail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. in the Dallas County Courthouse.