Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reflections for Police Officer Justin Taylor Billa

Officer Billa, you are too young to die, and all we can do is trust in our Lord why He has taken you away from your loved ones. You died doing what you loved doing, protecting your fellow human beings. Our Lord will reward you abundantly and grant you His peace. May He immerse you and your family in His Divine Mercy.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

February 23, 2018

Prayers are being sent up young man, in your name, and for your family, at work and at home. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice.

Officer Sandra Rapey
Lindenhurst Police Dept., Illinois

February 23, 2018

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF OFFICER BILLA, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF OFFICER BILLA. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
HIS SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HIS DEEDS NEVER FORGOTTEN.

David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Ontario Canada

February 23, 2018

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

February 23, 2018

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be known as sons of God.
Godspeed Officer Justin Billa.
Lord, hold his family in your hands at this time and in the following days.
E.O.W. brother, rest in peace, we will handle it from here.

Sgt. Michael Clifton- Retired
Redondo Beach Police Dept. Ca.

February 23, 2018

God bless the peacemakers. You are a true HERO standing for what you believe and protecting those in your city. You will be remembered Officer Justin Billa and rest easy brother, "WE HAVE YOUR BACK". Prayers to your wife and child for strength through this trying time.

Corporal Glenn Furukawa / Dothan
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency / Highway Patrol / Motorman

February 23, 2018

Dear Officer Billa...I pray that God bless you with HIS HIGHEST honor of Eternal life..your loss is immense to your wife and child..I pray your love sustains them for all times to come..your families and your fellow brothers and sister who wear the badge of Honor and Courage..God bless you sir..God bless uou...Sincerly...Victor and family

Victor R. Solano J.R.
A CONCERNED CITIZEN & FAMILY OF DEPUTIES

February 22, 2018

Billa Family and Friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Officer Billa thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the line of duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

February 22, 2018

Rest in peace Police Officer Justin Billa, and thank you for your service to your community. May our Lord give comfort and strength to your family and friends during this trying time.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
Department Of Homeland Security/Bureau of Customs & Border Protection

February 22, 2018

GOD did not promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, day without night, but; HE did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. The community has lost a dedicated protector, the family a loved one, the Department a comrad, the Nation a hero, but Heaven has gained an Angel. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and I ask GOD to watch over each member and give them strength during this time of their needs.

Sergeant W. Ken McLendon, retired 1991
Florence Folice Department - South Carolina

February 22, 2018

Officer Billa, thank you for your service and sacrifice. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow Officers of the Mobile Police Department during this very difficult time. Rest in Peace Sir.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
Dept of Veterans Affairs-Office of Inspector General CID

February 22, 2018

Rest In Peace brother.

Field training officer ( retired ) Samue
Venice Police Department

February 22, 2018

My prayers are for the family, friends, co-workers and other’s morning the death of Officer Justin Billa. I pray that God will provide comfort and Gods peace that surpasses all understanding during a such tragic situation. God provides us with his presence to over come the pain and loss and to be encouraged. Joshua 1:9.

God bless you all.

Sgt Jim Carelle, ret.
Yamhill County sheriffs office Oregon

February 22, 2018

My sincere and heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and department of our fallen HERO. I am so very sorry for your loss.
May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Thank you for your life of service to your community. You will live on in the hearts of all who love and cherish you. Heaven has received another guardian angel. RIP HERO and God Bless you.

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012

February 22, 2018

From Minnesota.im sending condolences.so sad.a very good man list unnecessarily slain.the world needs more heroes like this fine man.very sorry

No rank.no officer.just a man.eric Hogha
Fellow Christian

February 22, 2018

The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Prayers to your family and fellow officers. Stay safe

RRuiz
Family member of Police officers in Illinois

February 22, 2018

My prayers go out to all of you, family and agency. Rest in peace brother.

Major Claudia Tupper
Lee County Sheriff's Office Leesburg, Georgia

February 22, 2018

Rest in peace Brother Justin.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant Police Department
Nahant, MA

February 22, 2018

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service, You won’t be forgotten.

Blessed are the peacemakers: For they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

February 22, 2018

Thank you.... May your son grow up knowing that his father died a hero love to your family prayers that God holds them close and prayers for your fellow officers in blue thank you for all that you do

Brandie Adams mother son
Marine Corps National Guard

February 22, 2018

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

February 22, 2018

Justin, it was an honor to serve with you. You were an outstanding officer and had a very promising career that was cut short. A life that was cut short. A young widow and a child who will only know you through the memories of others. I will miss you. I’m glad to have called you my friend and neighbor.

Sgt Zak Ingram
City of Mobile Police Department

February 22, 2018

I did not know Justin personally, but my wife is very close with his wife. I do know, however, that Justin was an incredible man, a loving husband, and an incredible father to his son Taylor. My thoughts and prays go out to his wife and family. Rest in Peace brother!

Revelation 14:13

Lawton H. McGahey, 2LT
U.S. Army

February 22, 2018

Your husband and Daddy is an American Hero. He made it a safer place for us to be in. I know God will welcome such a man with open arms. Please know you have my prayers and respect always.

Sgt. David Osborne Jr
Tennessee Highway Patrol

February 22, 2018

May God bless and keep Officer Billa by his side. May God watch over his family, friends and co-workers. Officer Billa died protecting us all from evil. He died a true hero. Rest In Peace
Officer Billa, your job is done here.

Ret. Patrolman J. R. Neary
East Los Angeles, CA

February 22, 2018

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