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Reserve Deputy Joe Bill Galloway | Holmes County Sheriff's Office, Florida Holmes County Sheriff's Office, Florida

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Joe Bill Galloway

Holmes County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Monday, August 20, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Location: Alabama

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Joe Galloway was killed when his patrol car struck a tree during a vehicle pursuit.

He was attempting to catch a speeding motorist and had just crossed the state line into Geneva County, Alabama, when he lost control of his patrol car. The vehicle struck a tree and flipped onto its roof, killing him.

Deputy Galloway was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Holmes County Sheriff's Office for one year. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

The nephew of Deputy Galloway, Deputy Sheriff Lonny Lee Lindsey, of the Holmes County Sheriff's Office was shot and killed in the line of duty on September 17, 1996.

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Deputy Sheriff Lonny Lee Lindsey
Holmes County Sheriff's Office, Florida
End of Watch: Tuesday, September 17, 1996
Cause: Gunfire

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

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Florida Sheriffs Association
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