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Police Officer William Earl Collins, Jr.


July 9, 2021

Police Officer Billy Collins was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call on Green Tree Street at about 6:00 pm.

A subject in the home opened fire on him and two deputies from the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office as they arrived on the scene. Officer Collins was struck in the head by one of the rounds. He was flown to Ochsner LSU Health where he succumbed to his wound about two hours later.

The subject barricaded himself inside his home after the initial shooting. The was taken into custody at about 11:00 pm.

Officer Collins served as a part-time police officer with the Doyline Police Department. He served as full-time correctional supervisor with the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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