May 18, 2021

Help needed for Heard High graduate battling Stage IV cancer

(Troup County, GA) — Billy Baker, a deputy with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, has been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer along with a very poor prognosis.

TCSO Deputy Billy Baker

His law enforcement family are asking local communities to assist Deputy Baker and his family during this difficult time.

Baker grew up in the Franklin area and graduated from Heard County High School in 1980.

“At only 57-years-old, Billy has been in law enforcement nearly 35 years and has dedicated his life to service for the community. We remain hopeful that he will beat the odds and defeat cancer but we need your help,” Sgt. Stewart Smith with Troup County Sheriff’s Office told Elizabeth White with

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson Services, and the Blue Knights of Georgia are hosting a motorcycle/Jeep/hot rod ride as a fundraiser for Billy and his wife Misty on August 10, 2019.

The medical bills are mounting and Billy is quickly running out of sick time to cover his expenses while he is out of work.

“We are asking for anyone that could, to consider donating an item for a live auction to be held at the ride on August 10, 2019. This could be tools, an oil change, a stay at a beach condo, or any type of item or service someone would be interested in bidding on,” says Smith.

If anyone would like to donate an item or give to the cause, you may contact Lt. Nathan Taylor at 706-883-1616 or email

Smith say more details will be coming on the ride but please mark your calendars so we can all show appreciation to Billy for his service.

(Elizabeth White/WRBL news contributed to this report)


  1. Ann Norton says

    Where will this be held on Aug. 10?? Does he have a Go Fund Me Acct.

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