Police Officer Justin Taylor Billa

Police Officer Justin Taylor Billa

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Justin Taylor Billa

Police Officer Justin Billa was shot and killed while assisting in the apprehension of a man who had just murdered his ex-wife.

Investigators at the scene of the original murder identified the subject as a person of interest. Officer Billa, along with other officers, went to the man's home on Avondale Court to make contact with him. As the officers arrived on scene the subject exited the home and opened fire on them, striking Officer Billa. Another officer returned fire as the subject retreated back into the home.

Officer Billa was transported to the University of South Alabama Medical Center where he died a short time later.

The subject remained barricaded inside his home for the next three hours. His body was recovered from the home following the standoff.

Officer Billa had served with the Mobile Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife and one 1-year-old son.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years, 1 month
  • Badge 24

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Deceased

domestic, homicide investigation


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

Chief of Police Lawrence Battiste
Mobile Police Department
2460 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36606

Phone: (251) 208-1700

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Thank you brother! You paid the ultimate sacrifice, you always be remembered.

Officer Borunda
El Paso police

March 10, 2018

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