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Deputy Sheriff Billy Ray Walls, III | Jessamine County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Jessamine County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

Billy Ray Walls, III

Jessamine County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 762

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; M-1

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Billy Ray Walls and Captain Chuck Morgan were shot and killed by an elderly man as they and another deputy were serving a warrant for making a terroristic threat.

As the three deputies entered the man's 150-square-foot houseboat, the suspect opened fire with a semi-automatic .30 caliber M-1 carbine rifle. Deputy Walls was killed at the scene and Captain Chuck Morgan and the third deputy were seriously wounded. Captain Morgan succumbed to his wounds three weeks later. The deputies were able to return fire and kill the shooter. Over 20 rifles and handguns were found in the man's home.

Deputy Walls had been in law enforcement for seven years and had been with the 16-person agency for one year. He is survived by his wife and 6-month-old daughter.

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Captain Charles Brown "Chuck" Morgan, Jr.
Jessamine County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky
End of Watch: Wednesday, November 28, 2001
Cause: Gunfire

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15 years brother. Sometimes seems like an eternity, others an instant. When I was told the world stopped and it never turned the same again. Think of you every day. Whenever I see a Peace Officer, Squad Car, think of the outdoors, our time together as young-ens, the CAP, playing hoops, goofing around, the way you always looked out for me...

Miss you Bill. Honestly, you live on inside me and are an integral part of the man I aim to be. Honesty, integrity, spirit, commitment, humor. That smile never really has gone anywhere brother. You left too soon Billy.

Love ya.

Jason Hammonds
Asst Professor Cincinnati Children's
November 21, 2016


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