Sergeant Curtis Bernard Billue

Sergeant Curtis Bernard Billue

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Curtis Bernard Billue

Sergeant Curtis Billue and Sergeant 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.

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


  • Age 58
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender In custody


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As I type this, I am still in shock as to how people are so cruel in this world. The crime was heinous... there's a special place for people like those that did this to you. You defended and protected the public to the end. For that you're a HERO!!! To those reading these reflections, stay prayed up and covered by the blood of Jesus. You never know what second will be your last. Rest In Paradise Sgt. Billue 10-42

Recruitment Lieutenant, Khaliah Reeves
Coastal State Prison

November 15, 2021

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