Bio & Incident Details
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Badge # 37
Offender: Shot and killed
Officer Billy Speed was shot and killed by a sniper on the clock tower at the University of Texas.
He was eating lunch in a nearby cafe when he heard the rifle fire. When he went to investigate he was shot by the sniper. The sniper killed a total of 14 people and injured 31 others before several officers and civilians made it to the top of the tower and fatally shot him.
Officer Speed was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was survived by his wife and child.