Patrolman Billy Dan Howry

Patrolman Billy Dan Howry

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, March 18, 1972

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Billy Dan Howry

Patrolman Billy Howry was struck and killed by a drunk driver near Austin, Texas, while on a traffic stop. The suspect fled the scene but was later apprehended. He was charged with negligent homicide and jailed under a $1000.00 bond.

A granite marker dedicated to Patrolman Howry is located on the west side of IH 35 approximately a quarter mile north of FM 972, near the location of the incident.

Patrolman Howry had been with the agency for 13 years and was stationed in Georgetown.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Apprehended

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Patrolman Howry,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 18, 2022

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