Fundraiser to be held for fallen WPSO deputy

A fundraiser to benefit the family of slain Webster Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Billy Collins Jr. will be held Aug. 30 at the Bossier City Police Station, KTBS Channel 3 News reports.

Silver Star Smokehouse is hosting the event from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. with a meal that includes pulled pork sandwich on a sesame seed bun, 2 oz. barbecue sauce, au gratin potatoes and a meal kit. Preorders are available via email at

Collins was killed while working his part-time job as a Doyline Police Officer.

“He was responding to a call at the trailer,” Webster Parish Sheriff Jason Parker said of the deputy. “He was alone, but as other officers arrived, they took on some gunfire and the officer was shot.”

Parker said the officer was airlifted to the Shreveport hospital. Law enforcement sources say the officer was shot in the head. He died at the hospital.

The shooter died the following week after being shot during a standoff.