Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Correctional Officer Curtis Billue | Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

Correctional Officer

Curtis Billue

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: In custody

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Correctional Officer Curtis Billue and Correctional Officer Christopher Monica were shot and killed after being attacked by two inmates in Putnam County, Georgia.

The officers were transporting 33 prisoners between Hancock State Prison and Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison at approximately 5:45 am. Two of the inmates attacked the officers as the transport bus drove along Route 16, between Eatonton and Sparta. One of the inmates was able to disarm one of the officers and then shot them both. The prisoners stole both officers' service weapons and carjacked a passing car before fleeing.

Both subjects fled the scene and remained at large for several days. On June 15th, 2017, they were captured in Rutherford County, Tennessee, following a vehicle pursuit in which they fired at two deputies. The men fled to a nearby home in an attempt to steal another vehicle but were captured by the homeowner and a neighbor who held them at gunpoint until responding officers took them into custody.

Officer Billue had served with the Georgia Department of Corrections for 10 years. He is survived by his two sons, parents, and six siblings.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier
Georgia Department of Corrections
7 MLK Jr Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

Phone: (404) 656-9772

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

Related Line of Duty Deaths

Correctional Officer Christopher Monica
Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia
End of Watch: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Cause: Gunfire

View all 168 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

My deepest sympathy and condolences to co workers and family, RIP.

June 22, 2017


Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
All 2017 Deaths