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Deputy Sheriff Willard Hall | Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

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Willard Hall

Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, December 20, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Willard Hall and Deputy David Galloway 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 Hall had served with the agency for 25 years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.

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

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 64th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 20, 2011

 

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