Deputy Sheriff Billy Ray Walls, III

Deputy Sheriff Billy Ray Walls, III

Jessamine County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, November 13, 2001

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Billy Ray Walls, III

Deputy Sheriff 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 at 9 am.

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 served with the Jessamine County Sheriff's Department for one year and had served in law enforcement for seven years. He is survived by his wife and 6-month-old daughter.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 762

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; M-1
  • Offender Shot and killed

ambush, warrant service

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Seems like just yesterday, that you were proud beaming with joy and holding Kaley in your arms. I miss you everyday but some days it hurts my heart- and these past few months, I just keep thinking on the 21+ years of quality time as a great big family that we have missed out on. I wonder how many Thanksgiving touchdown passes you would have thrown to Phil. Your approach to humble and kindness with beating your Uncle Jeff at any game- especially croquet. I miss your spirit and vision to see all the goodness in all people in this great big world. Some days what I would give for just a phone call, or to just have a coffee with you, Billy. Always exhibiting No Fear and All Love.

John 15:13

Miss You Now and Always
Forever in My Heart,


August 11, 2022

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