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Patrolman Billy Gene Smelly | Quinlan Police Department, Texas Quinlan Police Department, Texas


Billy Gene Smelly

Quinlan Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, September 18, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 10 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/8/1983

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Committed suicide

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Patrolman Billy Smelly succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained ten days earlier when a suspect gained control of another officer's weapon inside the police station and shot both officers. Patrolman Smelly was working as a dispatcher at the time of the shooting and was shot in the stomach. He died en route to the hospital.

The suspect committed suicide outside of the police station.

Patrolman Smelly had been with the agency for 10 months. He was survived by his wife, Lola, and daughter, Jacquelyn.

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Patrolman Smelly, you are remembered today for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 18, 2012


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