The widow of fallen Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa has received so many patches in honor of her late husband that they cover up her entire living room floor.
Erin Billa sent News 5 a photo showing the hundreds of patches her family has been sent since Justin Billa’s death last month.
Justin Billa was an avid collector of police patches, leading to WKRG News 5 teaming up with other efforts to have patches sent to the Billa family.
Over the last several weeks, News 5 has forwarded hundreds of patches to the Billa household, including some from as far as Europe.
At WKRG News 5’s “Back the Blue” telethon, Erin Billa was given a framed collection of dozens of patches sent in in the days after Billa’s death. The telethon pledged more than $77,000 to the Justin Billa Memorial Fund.