Fallen HPD officer and STAC Agent Billy Clardy III remembered

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Services for Officer Billy Clardy III, who was killed in the line of duty on December 6, were held on Tuesday, Dec 10th at Mayfair Church of Christ. Clardy was remembered by those who knew him and worked with him.

Watch the funeral service here:

Monetary donations can be made to the BILLY CLARDY MEMORIAL FUND at any Redstone Federal Credit Union location.

Officer Clardy was killed in the line of duty on Friday, December 6 during a drug investigation. According to Huntsville Police:

During that investigation, STAC Agents set up a drug buy where a known offender was to drop off a large amount of drugs at a residence on Levert St. Upon arrival at the residence, STAC Agent Clardy was immediately shot by the offender on the porch. There was a short foot pursuit with other officers who were on a perimeter when the offender was eventually captured. STAC Agent Clardy died as a result of gunshot wounds he suffered outside the scope of his bulletproof vest.

Agent Clardy is survived by his wife and five kids. He is also the son of fallen Officer Billy Fred Clardy II, who died in the line of duty with the Huntsville Police Department May 3, 1978. First and foremost, he was a beloved son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He was a US Army Veteran. Also an exceptional police officer with many career accomplishments. He started his career working North Huntsville as a patrol officer. He quickly moved to become a Community Relations Officer for several years, became a part of the very first HPD Anti-Crime Team and then became a STAC Agent.

WATCH: Locals line the streets, pay respects during Officer Clardy’s funeral procession

The suspect LaJeromeny Brown, is in custody with no bond.

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