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Deputy Sheriff David Galloway | Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

David Galloway

Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, December 20, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Galloway and Deputy Willard Hall were shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a man for being drunk in public. The man was also suspected of beating his wife earlier in the day. As the two spoke with the suspect in his home a second man, hiding behind a closed door, opened fire with a shotgun. Both deputies were shot and killed.

Deputy Galloway had served with the agency for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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Deputy Sheriff Willard Hall
Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky
End of Watch: Saturday, December 20, 1947
Cause: Gunfire

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Dave was my grandfather who I didn't know either as he had passed before I was born. I am the 5th child of Marshall "BUB" and Frances Galloway. Heard lots of stories about Dave and my dad and I both followed in the deputy sheriff footsteps. My dad worked in Indiana and GA as a deputy sheriff and I spent 15 yrs as a deputy sheriff in GA myself.

Jenny Galloway Brown
Granddaughter
May 12, 2014

 

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