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Deputy Sheriff Billy F. Upton County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Billy F. "Bubba" Kennedy

Upton County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/2/2013

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Shot and wounded

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Deputy Sheriff Billy Kennedy was shot and killed after responding to a call at a convenience store on South Burleson Avenue, in McCamey, at approximately 11:15 pm.

After he arrived at the scene he encountered a male subject. During the encounter the two exchanged gunfire. Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy Kennedy was able to return fire and wounded the suspect.

Deputy Kennedy had served in law enforcement for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

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To the family of Deputy Sheriff Bubba Kennedy. Our heart breaks for you seeing the pain you are going through. May you have comfort in knowing you raised such a fine Christian and much respected son. Bubba will never be forgotten for his service to his community and for being "just a good ole boy with a big smile and a bigger heart". We will miss Bubba and lift you up in our prayers. We love you.

Bill and Lynn Blackburn
Friends of Bubba's parents
December 20, 2013

 

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