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Shelby County Highway 11 Closed

At 10:00 p.m. on Monday February 12, 2018, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies closed Shelby County Highway 11 to all traffic while the Sheriff's Office investigates an accident where a pedestrian was struck by a train and killed. Sheriff's investigators are on the scene. It is anticipated thet the roadway will be closed for a couple of hours until they complete their investigation. Local traffic is being rerouted at Shelby County Highway 36 and local motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes.

Upcoming Railroad Crossings Closures

Norfolk Southern will be working on some local railroad crossings the end of this month. Please make note of these closings, between morning and afternoon school bus traffic: Monday, January 29th: Crossing on County Road 10 in Montevallo Wednesday, January 31st: Crossing on County Road 17 in Maylene Thursday, February 1st: Crossing on County Road 22 in Calera Notices will be posted at each crossing.

Administrative Offices Open

On Thursday January 18,2018, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office's administrative offices will open at normal business hours to the public. Employees are encouraged to drive cautiously and notify their supervisor if they have specific situations that will not allow them to travel.

Administrative Offices Closed Today

On Wednesday January 17, 2018, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office's administrative offices will be closed all day due to the hazardous road conditions. A decision will be made later today as to tomorrow's schedule. This release and our webpage will be updated with that information at that time. Anyone traveling in or through Shelby County is encouraged to use caution and avoid unnecessary travel.

Delayed Opening

On Wednesday January 17, 2018, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office will delay opening all administrative offices until 12:00 p.m. today. Civilian employees should report at that time. This has no effect on calls for service and emergencies as all sworn deputies and Shelby County 911 employees are operating normally. Sheriff Samaniego will continue to monitor the weather and roadway conditions. If there are any further changes to this plan our release will be updated here.

Administrative Offices Closing at Noon Today

At 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 16, 2018, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office will close its administrative offices and allow civilian employees to go home in anticipation of potential roadway hazards. This decision does not affect calls for service from our sworn deputies and we remain on duty to assist the public. Emergencies should be directed to 911. If this winter weather event does create hazardous conditions on our roads, the public is encouraged to shelter in place unless traveling is unavoidable. In those cases, drivers should be cautious. The decision of whether or not to open our administrative offices tomorrow at normal business hours will be made later tonight and that notice will be made public.

Update! Missing Juveniles located on 12-30-2017 at 11:30 pm.

On Saturday December 30, 2017 deputies responded to a call of two missing juveniles. The juveniles were last seen on 12/29/2017 in the area of Meadow Croft Circle around 2pm. Deputies are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of twelve year old Riley Payne Swindal and fifteen year old Ella Elizabeth Cull to call the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (205) 669-4181 or you can leave an anonymous tip at To see a picture of Swindal and Cull, go to

Lt. Hammac graduates from FBI National Academy

On Friday, December 15, 2017, Lt. Clay Hammac, commander of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, graduated from the 270th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Clay Hammac and his fellow graduates welcomed President Donald Trump to the graduation ceremonies, during which time President Trump commended the dedication and sacrifice of law enforcement officers and their families. Clay Hammac joined more than 200 law enforcement executives from around the world for eleven weeks of challenging academics and physical training. Internationally known for its academic excellence, the FBI National Academy offers training in advanced communication, leadership, and fitness. The eleven weeks are concluded by participation in a physically challenging 6.1 mile obstacle course, affectionately referred to as the Yellow Brick Road. Graduates who successfully complete the Yellow Brick Road are awarded a yellow painted brick with their session number for display. In addition to the Yellow Brick Road, Lt. Clay Hammac also received a Tri-athlete award for completing a 270 mile biking challenge as well as a 34 mile rowing challenge. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has a long history of successful graduates from the FBI National Academy, to include Sheriff John Samaniego. In response to Clay Hammac’s recent graduation Sheriff Samaniego said, “The Sheriff’s Office is grateful to our partners in the FBI for granting us an opportunity to share in their training. We are very proud of all of our National Academy graduates and know the citizens of Shelby County will be well served by this training.” Clay Hammac credits his successful completion of the FBI National Academy to his family. Hammac said, “The FBI National Academy is an incredible experience and I could not have completed these eleven weeks without the support of my wife, my church, and the confidence of Sheriff Samaniego and the command staff of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. I will always be humbled and grateful for this opportunity to have represented Shelby County. I look forward to getting back to work and serving alongside the hard-working men and women of the Drug Enforcement Task Force.”

Suspects in Heardmont Park Senior Activity Center

Around 1:15 a.m. on December 10th, several young males broke into the Heardmont Park Senior Activity Center and caused over $500.00 worth of damage. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office distributed pictures of the suspects on our Facebook page. Please call Deputy Matt Smith if you have any information on this case. 205-670-6255

Sheriff’s Office Closed Today

The administrative office of the Sheriff and the North Substation are closed today. Patrol deputies are actively monitoring the roads and responding to calls for service. Please avoid travel today, if possible.

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