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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

The Mobile Police Department mourns the loss of Police Officer Justin Billa who was shot and killed during a domestic dispute that turned very tragic. He leaves behind his wife and 1 year old son. This is very tragic that he will not be there to watch his son grow up and possibly follow in the footsteps of his father who was taken from him by an abusive husband who killed his wife. My thoughts and my prayers are with the family of Mobile, AL Police Officer Justin Billa, the Mobile, AL Police Department, the City of Mobile, AL and the entire state of Alabama right now in this time of grieving.

Bradford Paulson

February 21, 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 21, 2018

Romans 13:4 “For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.”

Matthew 25:21 "His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

Rest easy brother.

Lt. Scott H. Whited
Scottsboro Police Department

February 21, 2018

RIP officer Billa

Civilian Kenneth Rowe

February 21, 2018

A Prayer for Police Officer Justin Billa:

Lord God, I boldly and humbly come before Your throne in sincere faithful and fervent prayer as we remember in this moment our Brother-in-Blue, Police Officer Justin Billa, of the Mobile, Alabama Police Department, who sacrificed his life in the Line-of-Duty. We recall with gratitude and respect all that he stood for in this life. Help us to live in the companionship of his spirit. May we be kind to the family, friends, and colleagues he loved; devoted to the community and state in which he served; and loyal to the causes which he championed in law enforcement. For Scripture says: God blesses those who work for peace for they will be called the children of God ; there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends; I [Jesus] assure you, today you will be with me in Paradise, and; God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Thus, in our life, may Police Officer Justin Billa live on, to our great comfort, to the betterment of Your creation, and to the furthering of Your most Holy Will. Amen.

Pastor Steven R. Closs, B.S.B.S., LOICM, MNACM, AMCHC
The Prayer Ministry of the Cross
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers

Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Merrimack, NH Police Department

February 21, 2018

RIP officer Billa

Civilian Kenneth Rowe

February 21, 2018

Rest in Peace my brother in blue, we will take it from here. Prayers for your family both blood and blue. Texas LEO

Inv Marco Robles
Hunt County Attorney’s Office

February 21, 2018

Rest in Peace Officer Billa!

Lt. Josh Champagne
Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office

February 21, 2018

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

Author Unknown

E.C. Proft Cheif Deputy retired

February 21, 2018

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Billa during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders
Okfuskee County (OK) S.O.

February 21, 2018

To the friends and family of Ofc. Justin Billa especially, and the MPD as a whole, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Christopher Ivie
Son of former MPD officer Wayne Ivie

February 21, 2018

"Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for others."
Thank you for answering the call brother, we will take watch from here.

Deputy T. Smith
Johnson County Sheriff's Office
Johnson County, Kansas

February 21, 2018

Thank you for your service. Praying for your wife and child. Rest In Peace brother.

Reed Findley
U.S. Customs

February 21, 2018



Ret. TFC. Theresa Medcalf
Ga. State Patrol

February 21, 2018


My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Police Officer.
We in the law enforcement community are a family, although our uniforms may be a different style and vary in color, a badge, shield or star may be pinned upon our chest. Our areas of enforcement may vary but our goals are the same, to Serve and Protect our communities.
We consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are: Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff’s Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Police Officers, College Campus Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, college campuses, county roads, state highways, state prisons, county jails, state parks and the United States Borders.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a Law Enforcement Family, the thin blue line of protectors, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice and the sacrifices of their families.
Daily our position is clear that we will Serve and Protect our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of good over evil facing the unknown with courage keeping our trust and our faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for LAW ENFORCEMENT is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
ALL LIVES MATTER - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SHOULD BE RESPECTED - If we don’t respond to that call for help, or investigate that suspicious subject(s), or stop for that stranded motorist, or rush to that call of shots fired then who will?
You did not die in vain.
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens in the City of Mobile in the State of Alabama with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
I’m proud to have worn the uniform of a law enforcement officer like you did.
I’m proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I’m proud to have Served and Protected my community as you did.
I’m proud to call you my BROTHER!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do............ Serving and Protecting your community with Honor and Pride making a better and safer place for us all.
Officer Billa status............Officer Billa status............Officer Billa status............Attention All Units............Mobile Police Department, Police Officer Justin Billa having served the citizens in the City of Mobile in the State of Alabama with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is now 10-42.

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

February 21, 2018

I Have been to prison many times. But I understand it was me not the police. So I just wanted to say may God bless you officer Billa and I will pray for you and your family. Thank you for your service.

Jerry Rogers

February 21, 2018

Rest in Peace Officer Billa

Police Officer Ahmed Danso-Faried
White Plains Police Department

February 21, 2018

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
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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

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