DeKalb Ambulance Service selling shirts to raise awareness for domestic violence, and to remember murdered employee
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb Ambulance Service is working to raise awareness about domestic violence and remember an employee police say was murdered by her husband.
Twenty-five year old Ashley Scott died earlier this year, and police say a domestic violence report had been filed just days before her death. Ashley was a full-time EMT with DeKalb Ambulance Service. Now her co-workers are doing their best to remember her, while raising awareness.
Shortly before her death, Ashley’s co-workers at DeKalb Ambulance Service became worried she was in a violent situation with her husband. They sat the young wife and mother down to talk with her and gave her the number to Kelley’s Rainbow, the local domestic violence shelter.
“The following morning, Monday morning, she was found murdered,” DeKalb Ambulance Service Director Mark Ford says.
Fort Payne Police found Ashley dead in her home. Her husband is charged with her murder. “Once we discovered it was Ashley, our co-worker and friend, it became just an unbelievable overwhelming feeling that affected everyone,” Ford says.
Normally in October, the DeKalb Ambulance Service sells shirts for breast cancer awareness. This year is different.
This time shirts are being sold to raise awareness for domestic violence in remembrance of Ashley. “Our goal is just to bring awareness to the death and the injuries that can occur from domestic violence,” Ford says, “The shirts sell for 12 dollars each. Anything above and beyond the cost of the shirts we are donating to Kelley’s Rainbow in Albertville. They are the domestic service that provides services here in DeKalb County.”
You can buy shirts at DeKalb Ambulance Service either by calling the entity at (256) 845-4027, or through social media.
Through the sales, Ashley’s co-workers and friends are hoping to support the services that can help other victims, raise awareness, and remember.
Gregory Scott is in the DeKalb County Jail charged with murder. He has a one million dollar bond.
The couple had two children, who are in the care of family.