Our hearts go out to the family of Mr. Howard Battles. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He believed in family first. He loved and respected his family with passion and was a gentle husband, father, and a grandpa first.
Howard was one of the finest men I personally had the opportunity to meet. I met Howard shortly after he retired from the Morgan County Sheriff's Office in 2011. Howard had the utmost integrity, honesty, and loyalty to the men and woman in law enforcement in Morgan County, Alabama and to law enforcement across the nation.
Howard led by example and never asked anybody to do anything he would not do himself. God Blessed Howard Battles with great character and strength. May God Bless his family as they make their way through some of the most difficult days that they will ever experience.