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Patrolman Billy Paul Osborn | Bloomington Police Department, Illinois Bloomington Police Department, Illinois


Billy Paul Osborn

Bloomington Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 19, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/10/1986

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 40 years

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Patrolman Billy Osborn was shot and killed with his own weapon which was taken from him by a prisoner at 2:00 am.

Patrolman Osborn had entered the jail cells at the station and was walking past a cell when an inmate reached through the bars and grabbed his weapon from its holster. In the fight to get the weapon back it discharged, striking Patrolman Osborn in the neck. The prisoner was found guilty but mentally ill and sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Patrolman Osborn had served with the Bloomington Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and children.

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Its late at night again. I miss you and still will never will forget my first true love. We have 6 grandchildren now. You would be so proud of our family. Love always

Yvonna Kelly
November 19, 2016


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