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Chief of Police Billy Wilson Yant | Verona Police Department, Mississippi Verona Police Department, Mississippi

Chief of Police

Billy Wilson Yant

Verona Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Friday, January 6, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: Not available

Badge # V-1

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Chief Yant was shot and killed during a traffic stop to serve a warrant for threatening phone calls. The couple he stopped were suspected to be armed and dangerous, but he elected to stop them by himself. Before the chief could get out of the patrol car, the driver began shooting. He was able to get out of the car and get a shot or two off before falling to the pavement. The suspect then stood over him with an automatic rifle and shot him a total of 13 times. Both suspects were apprehended, the male committed suicide in jail and the female was deported.

Chief Yant was survived by his wife, children and twin sister.

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This is the day after the San Bernardino Ca shootings. I want the Yant family and friends to know that everyone in the Kneisly family dearly appreciates giving his life to save us and many other employees at the Alf Co. He knew the murderers and took it upon himself to chase them down while on their way to commit a mass murder. He is in our prayers and is my personal HERO.

Craig Kneisly
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December 3, 2015

 

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