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Patrolman Billy Dan Howry | Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Patrolman

Billy Dan Howry

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, March 18, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Billy Howry was struck and killed by a drunk driver near Austin, Texas, while on a traffic stop. The suspect fled the scene but was later apprehended.

A granite marker dedicated to Patrolman Howry is located on the west side of IH 35 approximately a quarter mile north of FM 972, near the location of the incident.

Patrolman Howry had been with the agency for 13 years and was stationed in Georgetown.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
March 18, 2010

 

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