What Led to Deadly Deputy Shooting 10/4/13
CBS 7 News
October 4, 2013
McCamey, TX - Flags fly half-staff in Upton county as many remember the life of Deputy Billy Kennedy, the friendly young deputy who was better known as Bubba.
“I want people to remember him as not only a law-enforcement officer but a father, a husband, and a son,” said Upton County Sheriff Dan Brown.
Investigators say Gary Green was parked in the Stripes Convenience store parking lot for a long amount of time and caught the store clerk’s attention.
Sheriff Brown Deputy Kennedy and a partner responded to the suspicious vehicle call from dispatch the red truck Gary Green was sitting in was reported stolen.
“They ran the tags on the vehicle,” Brown said.
Sheriff Brown says when the deputies attempted to make an arrest, Green opened fire taking aim at Deputy Kennedy the other deputy quickly responded by firing back.
Deputy Kennedy, 38 years old, died at the scene.
Since then the investigation continues and Green is faces capital murder charges.
Law enforcement has been taking over shifts for the Upton County Sheriff's Department to give them time to recoup after losing a fellow brother.
“We like to thank all of the outpour from the surrounding counties,” Brown said, “I just want to tell them thank you.”
An account has been set up for Kennedy’s family.
You can make a donation at Tejas Bank in Iraan or you can make a check to Jodie Kennedy.
Deputy Kennedy leaves behind a wife and two children.