NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Long-time investigator for the Davidson County DA's office, Al Gray, passed away Wednesday morning following an aneurysm and stroke.
"Al was a dedicated and talented investigator with an outgoing personality and a winning smile," said District Attorney General Torry Johnson "For more than a decade, he was one of our investigators, and we were fortunate to have someone with his skill and integrity. We will all miss him greatly."
Gray joined the DA's office following a 19-year career with the Metro Police department. During his time as a Metro Police detective he worked a number of high-profile cases, including the 1995 murder of 12-year-old Adrienne Dickerson.
"One of Al's best qualities is also what made him such a good detective," said Sgt. Pat Postiglione "He was always very persistent and dogged when working on a case. He never let go of a lead, and he had very good instincts. He will be truly missed."
Gray was just 57-years old. Services for Investigator Al Gray will be Monday, May 14, at the Friendship Baptist Church, 1109 32nd Ave North, Nashville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon, with the funeral service immediately afterward. The D.A.'s office will be closed from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. that day for staff to pay their respects.