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Deputy Killed In West Texas Convenience Store

October 03, 2013  | 

Photo via Fort Stockton PD/Facebook.
Photo via Fort Stockton PD/Facebook.
A West Texas sheriff's deputy was shot and killed in a shootout with a suspect in a McCarney convenience store late Wednesday.

Upton County Sheriff's Deputy Billy "Bubba" Kennedy, 38, responded to Stripes Convenience Store about 50 miles south of Odessa at 11:15 p.m. and encountered a male suspect, who opened fire. The suspect was wounded in the shooting and taken into custody, according to the agency.

Kennedy leaves behind a wife and two sons, reports the Odessa American. Kennedy is the second Upton County Sheriff's deputy killed in just over a year. In June of 2012, Deputy Mike Smith was killed in a head-on collision with an oilfield truck.

Tags: Texas, Duty Deaths, Convenience Stores, Officer Involved Shootings


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maddog 81 mm @ 10/3/2013 7:14 PM

Another officer slain by a turd who , himself isn't fit to live ! To the family , friends , and community of , Dep Billy Kennedy, may God recieve him for the hero he is , my condolences to all of you , and I'm sure he will RIP ,now in the arms of the Lord , forever be safe !

Arby @ 10/4/2013 4:51 AM

To the folks at Upton SO and the family and friends of Deputy Kennedy, from your brothers and sisters in SW Georgia - we stand with you. You're in our prayers.

S.S. @ 10/4/2013 5:47 AM

Prayers go out to Deputy's family, his agency and his community. R.I.P.

kryan @ 10/4/2013 5:57 AM

My condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Dep. Billy Kennedy. You are in my prayers. He was a true hero. For the rest of law enforcement, please be safe. God bless you for what you do.

JJ @ 10/4/2013 10:10 AM

Although shot in the face, Deputy Kennedy managed to empty his duty pistol. The suspect was struck five times but survived.............for now. God Bless Deputy Kennedy and his family and coworkers.

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