One of the two Georgia corrections officers who were killed earlier this year by two escaped inmates is being honored by his family with a fundraiser Saturday.
Sgt. Curtis Billue and Sgt. Chris Monica were killed on duty June 13 allegedly by prison escapees Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe during a bus transport. Following a massive manhunt, both inmates were captured in Tennessee three days later and sent to the Jackson state prison.
Prosecutors announced in September their intention to seek the death penalty against both men.
Billue, a graduate of Wilkinson County High School, spent 10 years with the Georgia Department of Corrections after rising to the rank of major in the U.S. Army. An Honor Walk fundraiser is being held in his honor Saturday, Nov. 18.
According to a Facebook event page, the walk is hosted by Billue’s sister, Denise Billue, and Sherri R. Chance and will take place at the Ocmulgee National Monument at 1207 Emery Hwy. from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
Donations are $10, and all proceeds will go to the Ocmulgee National Monument, as Billue “loved the outdoors, wildlife and national parks,” reads the post.
Tributes were held for both officers back in June.