We woke up to the horrible news today that a Mobile police officer has been killed.
All flags are at half-staff in honor of Officer Billa — our hometown hero. https://t.co/S0bYEmUbGB— City of Mobile (@City_of_Mobile) February 21, 2018
A Mobile Police officer has died. https://t.co/RNNKG4VTWG— NBC 15 (@mynbc15) February 21, 2018
At a time like this, it's hard to know what to do. The mayor says the best thing Mobilians can do right now is to let first responders know we care and that we appreciate them.
Or as he puts it, "When you see a policeman, go hug 'em"
Officer Billa’s death affects more than just the Mobile Police Department. The death of a first responder in the line of duty is a loss that affects the entire city.— Sandy Stimpson (@MayorStimpson) February 21, 2018
Officer Billa stopped by our game last night on his patrol. Wanted to make sure all was well and the parking lot secure. If you see a LEO today thank them for all they do. https://t.co/DPaD2BpMxP— Murphy Men's Soccer (@Carlen_St_Footy) February 21, 2018
Here's another way you can help-- a Memorial Fund has been set up for Officer Billa's family
Here's more on Mobile's fallen hero, Officer Justin Billa--
WHN PIC SAYS IT ALL 2day Mobile PO Billa shot&killed in line of duty leavn wife&son.Joined PD 1/16& won Ofc of the Month in 6/16."We need 2goback2 helping ppl instead of just takn them to jail&creating bigger problems," Billa said at the time. "That's my ideal of good policing." pic.twitter.com/9HSKZXkPSz— ThinBlueLine4Justice (@TBL4J) February 21, 2018