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Patrolman Billy Doyle Patterson | Columbia Police Department, Mississippi Columbia Police Department, Mississippi


Billy Doyle Patterson

Columbia Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Monday, May 8, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 12 years

Badge # PD14

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Patrolmen Billy Patterson and Wayne Henebry were shot and killed after Patrolman Patterson had made a traffic stop.

The man he had stopped had previously stated that he would kill the first police officer he saw. As a gunfight ensued, Patrolman Patterson called for assistance. Patrolman Henebry arrived and both officers were shot and killed. The suspect then went to his wife's house in order to kill her as well. However, his son was at the house and shot and killed the man.

Patrolman Patterson had served with the Columbia Police Department for 12 years and had previously served with the United States Navy in the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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Patrolman Wayne Grant Henebry
Columbia Police Department, Mississippi
End of Watch: Monday, May 8, 1989
Cause: Gunfire

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Your Sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens and city of Columbia.
Continue to rest in Peace Officer Patterson.
"Greater Love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD!"
Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D
May 8, 2015


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