Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Justin Taylor Billa

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Reflections for Police Officer Justin Taylor Billa

Thank you for your service Officer Billa. May God continue to embrace your Family!

Dave Ralls #1324
Retired Police Officer
Columbus, Ohio

February 21, 2018

RIP my brother. Another sad, sad day. Peace and prayers for your family, friends and fellow officers. Marty Mooney Det ( ret ) NYPD and son Alex active NYPD. Blue Knights XIX Rome NY/XXXII Syracuse NY.

Marty Mooney Det ( RET )

February 21, 2018

Rest In Peace.

Field training officer ( retired ) Samue
Venice Police Department

February 21, 2018

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret)
Nassau County PD, NY

February 21, 2018

It is with heavy heart I mourn with the police family in Mobile. As a former Police officer in Montgomery, I experienced the loss of three of our officers in my time of service and know the pain all of his fellow officers, family and friends feel. Police work is a calling and every officer who swears to protect and serve understands the risks but when the ultimate sacrifice is made it reminds us all of the danger. Rest In Peace Justin. Thank you for your service.

Tom Leonard
Pensacola Florida

February 21, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 21, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Lieutenant Vic Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

February 21, 2018

May the Billa family stay strong in this time of loss. God bless you.

F.T.O. St.Clair
Chicago Police Department

February 21, 2018

Officer Billa, may you rest in peace our brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

February 21, 2018

Thank you for your service. RIP.

Sergeant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office

February 21, 2018

Thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and co-workers. Rest in Peace!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake OH PD

February 21, 2018

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Mobile Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

February 21, 2018

It's your turn to rest now. Peace and prayers for you and your family. Your brothers and sisters will never forget your courage. God speed.

Police Officer Jeffrey Thrash
Upper Darby Police Department (PA)

February 21, 2018

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

February 21, 2018

Several Reflections asked if there was a memorial fund for Officer Billa's family. The Mobile Police Department has a memorial fund in place. (please delete if not allowed) Anyone wishing to, may contact the police agency directly.

RIP WARRIOR Justin Billa -- We'll take it from here...


February 21, 2018

A true hero for all domestic violence survivors, or families of the murdered. Thank you for your dedication Officer Billa. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, wife, son, department, and community! God speed, may you rest in peace knowing your department finished the fight.

CO/VAC Amanda Horak
Burleson County Sheriff's Office/ 21st Judicial District Attorney

February 21, 2018

Officer Justin Billa, you were not only a fellow officer in my law enforcement family, I considered you a friend. We worked many an extra job together, we laughed and shared humerious times. During the time I got to know you, I quickly was able to see; that you exemplified what a Police Officer is by your professionalism and dedication to the badge you wore. As well you were clearly a dedicated husband and father.
Praying for your wife, your son, your family and my brothers and sisters with MPD

Officer Jay Aikin
State of Alabama Port Authority Police

February 21, 2018

My deepest and heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Billa and your beautiful child. May Justin's soul rest in Heaven, and may God bless your entire family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 21, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Billa. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Mobile Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspector

February 21, 2018

Thank you Officer Billa for your dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Alabama. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

February 21, 2018

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

February 21, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother, you have served your community well. You will be missed by all Brothers and Sisters in Blue, God Bless you and your family.

Retired Lt. K. C. Blodgett
Topeka, Kansas Police Department.

February 21, 2018

RIP, Officer Billa. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

February 21, 2018

God bless you Ofcr. Billa and Rest In Peace . Many prayers go out for your wife and 1 year old son. It’s going to leave him fatherless, but God will be his father. All family including Blue Family are in my prayers for you. I’m very sorry.

Sharon Rush-TX Suppirts LEOs

February 21, 2018

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Justin Billa, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

February 21, 2018

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