Keith Hannah

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Keith Hannah (born July 1, 1966 in West Blocton; died November 16, 2016 in Centreville) was the Sheriff of Bibb County from January 2003 until his death by suicide.

Hannah was the son of Pete and Norma Hannah. He joined the Sheriff's office in 1987 and was elected to four terms as Sheriff. He and his wife, Frankie, were married in 1991 and had two sons, Michael and Jake.

He shot himself in the head in a restroom adjoining his office on the second floor of the Bibb County Courthouse at 9:00 in the morning on Wednesday November 16. Bibb County Coroner Downey McGee, who also began serving as acting Sheriff, ruled the death a suicide.

Hannah was buried at Reno Baptist Cemetery in McCalla.


  • "Keith Hannah" obituary (November 19, 2016) Rockco Funeral Home
  • Taylor, Stephanie (November 20, 2016) "Co-workers pay tribute to Bibb County sheriff." The Tuscaloosa News
  • Dunigan, Jonece Starr (December 9, 2016) "Bibb County sheriff's death confirmed as suicide." The Birmingham News