Sergeant Billy Ray Baruday

Sergeant Billy Ray Baruday

Garland County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, April 23, 1991

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Billy Ray Baruday

Reserve Sergeant Billy Baruday and Captain Floyd Riley were killed when their Hughes TH-55 Osage two-seat helicopter crashed in a wooded area near Traskwood in Saline County.

They were assisting other deputies in the pursuit of several juvenile burglary suspects who had previously escaped custody.

Reserve Sergeant Baruday is survived by his wife, daughter, and stepson.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

burglary, escapee, helicopter crash, juvenile offender

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Sgt. Baruday,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Garland County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 23, 2021

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