Traffic Officer Billy Arthur Rose

Traffic Officer Billy Arthur Rose

Abilene Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, October 10, 1952

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Billy Arthur Rose

Traffic Officer Billy Rose was killed in a motorcycle crash on Highway 351 while on patrol at 3:30 pm.

A vehicle turned left in front of his motorcycle, causing him to strike it broadside. He was thrown to the ground and suffered fatal injuries.

Officer Rose was a United States Navy WWII veteran and had served with the Abilene Police Department for 2.5 years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

motorcycle, patrol

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Officer Rose, You are not forgotten by the men and women of Massachusetts law enforcement. RIP

Mike Kane
Retired Detective, Boston Police Dept.

August 12, 2023

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