Deputy Sheriff Joseph Talt Hall

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Talt Hall

Floyd County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, February 22, 1925

Joseph Talt Hall

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Hall was shot and killed in Martin at the Beaver Valley Junction train depot while attempting to arrest a man wanted for manufacturing moonshine.

He was assisting his cousin, who served as the Wheelwright town marshal, make the arrest at the local train station when the shooting occurred. Deputy Sheiff Talt died on the train ride back to Wheelwright. One of the suspects was also killed and five other citizens and officers were wounded.

Deputy Sheriff Hall was survived by his wife and four sons.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Hall,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Floyd County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 22, 2017

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