Police Officer Billy Ray Watson

Police Officer Billy Ray Watson

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 28, 1976

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Billy Ray Watson

Officer Watson was shot and killed when he walked into a robbery-in-progress at the Peachtree Mall at 3131 Manchester Expressway. 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

robbery in progress

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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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