On September 7, 2023, in Orange Beach, Alabama, a tragic incident unfolded that took the lives of two sheriff’s office employees. Kenneth Booth, a sheriff’s deputy, reportedly killed an office employee named Lexi White, 23, with whom he had a personal relationship, before taking his own life.
According to the NY Post, the two had a disagreement on the day of the incident. As tensions escalated, Booth allegedly drew his firearm, shot White, and subsequently turned the weapon on himself. They were found in the common area at the Seaside Beach and Racquet Club.
Lexi White had a significant association with the sheriff’s office. As mentioned by Sheriff Matt Gentry in an official statement, White started her career with the sheriff’s office when she was just 16 years old. Over time, she progressed and took on the role of a shift supervisor.
While the underlying causes behind the altercation remain uncertain, the discussion surrounding the incident has brought attention to the broader issue of domestic violence, especially within professional environments. It highlights the potential dangers and the need for increased awareness and preventive measures.
The exact circumstances that led to the incident are still being investigated. The sheriff’s office is working closely with local authorities to collect more information and provide a comprehensive understanding of the events that transpired.
As the community grapples with the aftermath of the event, there is a collective call for understanding, empathy, and a renewed focus on addressing domestic violence in all forms.