Police Officer Travis Cental Wallace

Police Officer Travis Cental Wallace

Helena-West Helena Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Thursday, November 12, 2020

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Travis Cental Wallace

Police Officer Travis Wallace was shot and killed in the 1200 block of Highway 49 while attempting to arrest a subject wanted for a shooting that occurred the previous week.

Officer Wallace and another officer saw the subject in a vehicle and conducted a traffic stop as it exited a motel parking lot. The suspect immediately exited the vehicle, advanced on Officer Wallace's patrol car, and opened fire. Despite being wounded, Officer Wallace returned fire at the suspect.

The man returned to the vehicle and fled the area with another person. Officer Wallace was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.

Both subjects were arrested in Mississippi the following day. The man who shot Officer Wallace was charged with capital murder, and the second subject was charged with hindering apprehension.

Officer Wallace had served with the Helena-West Helena Police Department for five years. He is survived by his son.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with capital murder

traffic stop, warrant service

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You will always be my brother in blue, you taught me so much in my law enforcement career. We will always be here for Travis Jr. and he will always be our son. Rest well my brother, you can finally rest in peace, we got it from here my brother #TravisStrong

Sergeant Carle Nelson Carl Nelson
Helena-West Helena Police Department

June 15, 2022

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