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Deputy Sheriff Billy Meador | Torrance County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico Torrance County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

Deputy Sheriff

Billy Meador

Torrance County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch: Saturday, July 29, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 20

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/28/1933

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Deputy Sheriff Billy Meador succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day when he was shot while attempting to make an arrest in Mountainair with his father, how was the county sheriff.

They were attempting to arrest the parolee on a warrant for assaulting an officer in Bernalillo County when the shooting occurred. The subject was shot and wounded during the shootout but was able to escape. He was eventually arrested and convicted of second degree murder. The subject's brother and brother-in-law were acquitted of the same charge.

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Deputy Sheriff Meador,
On today, the 82nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Torrance County.


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July 29, 2015


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