Over the July 4th weekend, Dothan Police officers responded to a high number of calls involving fireworks. Nearly 1 in 12 calls for service involved fireworks.
Many of these reports involved persons launching fireworks with intent to damage property or in a manner meant to injure persons.
Officers investigating fireworks complaints were targets of firework mortars intentionally fired at officers and their vehicles clearly intending to injure officers or damage their vehicles.
Use of fireworks inside of the city limits is both dangerous and illegal.
The video below contains a sample of calls and activity that officers faced over the weekend.