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Lieutenant Billy Ray Jiles | Carroll County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Carroll County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Lieutenant

Billy Ray Jiles

Carroll County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 3, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 908

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/3/2002

Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Lieutenant Billy Ray Jiles was shot and killed after responding to reports of a man attempting to set his ex-wife's house on fire.

When the suspect left the home he was followed by a citizen who alerted Lieutenant Jiles to his location. After a short foot pursuit, the man ran into another home where he murdered the elderly owner. Lieutenant Jiles took a defensive position outside of the home, but the suspect came out and opened fire with two handguns, striking Lieutenant Jiles several times. Lieutenant Jiles was not able to return fire. The suspect was shot and killed by other responding units. A suicide note was found on the suspect and it is believed he was attempting suicide-by-cop.

Lieutenant Jiles had been in law enforcement for 20 years with three different agencies. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Think of you often old friend. Our days together on the LVS squad with the GBI are ones I remember fondly. You were a good friend and a great example with regard to priorities - up each morning early reading your Bible in whatever hotel we happened to be staying in. I always appreciated your dedication to faith and God.

Powell Laster
Former GBI #551
May 31, 2014

 

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