Deputy Sheriff David Galloway

Deputy Sheriff David Galloway

Letcher County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, December 20, 1947

David Galloway

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.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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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

May 12, 2014

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