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Lieutenant William Thomas Tallapoosa Police Department, Georgia


William Thomas "Billy" Manning

Tallapoosa Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Sunday, February 11, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: At large

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Lieutenant Billy Manning was shot and killed when he and his partner stopped a speeding vehicle on U.S. Route 78. When the vehicle stopped the occupant exited it and approached the officers. When they asked for his driver's license he pulled out a .38 caliber handgun and opened fire, striking both officers one time. When the officers fell to the ground the man approached and shot Lieutenant Manning twice more and his partner once more.

His partner survived the shooting.

One suspect was tried in February 1974 and convicted of murder, but the conviction was overturned due to a technicality.

Lieutenant Manning was survived by his parents and siblings.

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R.I.P. LT. Manning. I was a small child when you left this world. My father was your partner. He mourned you for years. You have never been forgotten. A true unsung hero.

Rebekah Elliott Armstrong
Daughter of your partner
May 16, 2013


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