Police Officer Billy Ray Watson

Police Officer Billy Ray Watson

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 28, 1976

Billy Ray Watson

Officer Watson was shot and killed when he walked into a robbery-in-progress at a local mall. The suspect was sentenced to death and executed on January 24, 2002.

Officer Watson had been with the agency for 6 years and was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 2002

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I hope that you and my dad both are resting in peace and keeping each other company up there.


Tammy Watson Black

April 28, 2016

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