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HR241 192230-1 By Representatives Clarke, Buskey, Sessions, Bracy, Davis, Drummond, Gaston, Pringle, Wilcox and Williams (JW) RFD: First Read: 27-FEB-18 192230-1:n:02/23/2018:JEC/jec LSA2018-1036 MOURNING THE DEATH OF JUSTIN TAYLOR BILLA. WHEREAS, we are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic and untimely death of Justin Taylor Billa, a native of Houma, Louisiana, and resident of Mobile, Alabama, on February 20, 2018; and WHEREAS, his passing leaves a void in the lives of his loving family, many friends, and the entire community, where he was highly regarded; and WHEREAS, Justin was a graduate of H.L. Bourgeois High School and the Mobile Police Academy; he fulfilled his lifelong dream of being a law enforcement officer when he joined the Mobile Police Department in January 2016; he was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend; and WHEREAS, Justin had the utmost distinction of being selected "Officer of the Month" in June 2016; he was a faithful and dedicated member of Dayspring Baptist Church; his favorite pastimes were duck hunting, fishing, cooking, and spending quality time with family and friends; he loved Cajun food and Louisiana heritage; and WHEREAS, survivors include his childhood sweetheart, Erin Elizabeth Billa; one-year-old son, Taylor Lincoln Billa; two sisters, Tashia (Jory) Larousse and Kristen Landry; his brother, Brenden Riche, and his fiancee, Shelby Samperi; his mother, Gina (Kyle) Jackson; great-grandparents, Jenny Matherne and Paul and Jeanette Luke; grandparents, Dave, Sr., and Christine Matherne; Donald Blanchard, a father figure in his life whom he called dad; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends and his "Brothers and Sisters in Blue" of the Mobile Police Department; he was preceded in death by his aunt and godmother, Brenda Pellegrin; and his great-grandfather, Lee Matherne; and WHEREAS, Justin Taylor Billa was a valued member of the community; although his presence is greatly missed, his memory is cherished in the hearts and minds of all those who were fortunate enough to know him; now therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, That while grieving the death of Justin Taylor Billa, we are extremely grateful for his abundant life, and we offer this resolution in highest tribute to his legacy, as well as with heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.