Police Officer Justin Taylor Billa

Police Officer Justin Taylor Billa

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Justin Taylor Billa

Police Officer Justin Billa was shot and killed while assisting in the apprehension of a man who had just murdered his ex-wife.

Investigators at the scene of the original murder identified the subject as a person of interest. Officer Billa, along with other officers, went to the man's home on Avondale Court to make contact with him. As the officers arrived on scene the subject exited the home and opened fire on them, striking Officer Billa. Another officer returned fire as the subject retreated back into the home.

Officer Billa was transported to the University of South Alabama Medical Center where he died a short time later.

The subject remained barricaded inside his home for the next three hours. His body was recovered from the home following the standoff.

Officer Billa had served with the Mobile Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife and one 1-year-old son.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years, 1 month
  • Badge 24

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Deceased

domestic, homicide investigation

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On behalf of Point 27, I would like to offer condolences for Officer Justin Taylor Billa. Please know we are eternally grateful for Justin’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Billa, Point 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Chief, Mobile Police Department, for Justin’s partner and fellow officers. Point 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Officer Billa’s family members.

Point 27 is a Non-Profit Organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


David Dodd
Colonel, US Army Retired
Director, Point 27

David Dodd, Colonel US Army Retired
US Army Retired and Point 27

March 22, 2018

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