Lodge President

Zach Gentile

Chief Zachary Gentile retired after a 40 year career in law enforcement.  He began his career as a road officer with the Miami Dade Police Department, in Miami Florida in 1974.  Chief Gentile, during his career, worked road patrol, investigations, and administration.  Some of his accomplishments included the inititation of Community Policing in Dade County, Florida, and obtaining a conviction in a 25 year old homicide case.


Chief Gentile is married to former Wyoming State Legislator, Elisabeth Gentile, who is an associate member of FOP Lodge 41. 


You may contact Chief Gentile at zgentile@shelbyfop.com

Lodge Vice President

Timothy Alexander

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Ryan Shivers

Ryan has been a member of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office since January of 2003. Ryan started his law enforcement career as a reserve with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and was hired to a full time position in September 2004. He has been an active member of the Lodge since 2005.


Ryan is currently assigned to the Patrol Division of the Sheriff's Office as a School Resource Officer and also serves or has served as an:


  • FBI certified Crisis Negotiator
  • FBI certified Instructor
  • Certified Field Training Officer
  • Member of the Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard


Ryan received a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University in 2007 and his Masters of Arts in Human Services Counseling: Criminal Justice from Liberty University in August 2014.


Ryan serves as the chairperson for the Annual Ruth Barnes Memorial Golf Tournament, which the Lodge hosts every year. Under his direction the Tournament has raised record funds that have been donated to the Owens House as well as Easter Seals of Alabama.


Ryan has also served the Lodge in the capacity of Second Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer prior to being elected to Vice President.


Ryan and his family live in Shelby County and are proud members of Lakeside Baptist Church.


You may contact Ryan at rshivers@shelbyfop.com

Second Vice President

Joseph Pitts

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Jack Brakefield

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Jim Barnes

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State Trustee

Clay Hammac

Clay Hammac is currently a Lieutenant with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, where he has served since 2004. Prior to beginning his service with Shelby County, Clay was employed as a Financial Statement Accountant with a Fortune 500 Company where he specialized in Budget Analysis, Financial Statement Analysis, and Cost Accounting.


Clay's previous assignment with the Sheriff's Office was that of a Narcotics Commander, Criminal Investigator, during which time he specialized in investigating Major Crimes, to include Electronic and White Collar Crimes. During his time as a Criminal Investigator, Clay testified before the US Congressional Committee on Financial Services as an expert witness focusing on Law Enforcement's response to cyber-crime.


In addition to having served as a Criminal Investigator and Narcotics Commander, Clay is also an


  • FBI certified Crisis Negotiator
  • Secret Service trained Forensic Examiner
  • Member of the Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force
  • FBI certified Instructor
  • Associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member of the International Association of Crime Analysts
  • Member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts
  • Member of the Sheriff's Office Honor Guard
  • Coordinator for the Sheriff's Office Project Lifesaver Team


Clay has also been awarded the Lifesaving medal, two commendations for Meritorious Service, and Officer of the Year.


Clay received a B.S.B.A. in Finance with a concentration in Portfolio Management from the University of South Alabama, where he served as the Student Body President. In 2006, Clay received a Master's of Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Management from Regis University. Clay has since begun his post-graduate education.


Clay has been a member of Lodge 41 since 2007 and was elected to the office of Secretary/Treasurer in 2009. In 2012, Clay was elected Lodge President and served as the State Conference Comitte Chairman in 2013 when the Shelby County Lodge, under his leadership, hosted the 66th Annual Alabama State Conference of the Fraternal Order of Police.


Clay and his family live in the city of Pelham and attend Westwood Baptist church, where Clay served on the church's Executive Council and leads a small group ministry. Clay and his wife have three children and are also licensed Foster Parents.

You may contact Clay at chammac@shelbyso.com


David Morrow

David Morrow began his career in Law Enforcement in 1998 in the Correction's Division of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. David remained with the Sheriff's Office until 2003, when he was hired with Columbiana Police Department. David was a Police Officer in Columbiana until 2005, when he rejoined the Shelby County Sheriff's Office as a Deputy Sheriff and has been serving at the Sheriff's Office since.

In 2013, David was awarded the Medal of Valor for successfully negotiating with an armed gunman that entered a local school and held students at gunpoint. 


David currently serves the Sheriff's Office as a School Resource Officer (SRO) working in the Chelsea School System. Prior to his assignment as an SRO, David served in the Patrol and Civil Divisions.


David has two great kids and resides in Pelham.  


David's involvement with Lodge 41 began in 2006.  He faithfully served as Chaplain from 2007 to 2014 until he was elected Lodge President.

David has been in Ministry since 1984, serving as a Youth Director, Evangelist, Music Minister and Pastor. He is currently an Ordained Minister with the Church Of God.


You may contact David at dmorrow@shelbyfop.com

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