Patrolman John R. Fallis

Patrolman John R. Fallis

Pine Bluff Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, March 4, 1985

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John R. Fallis

Patrolman John Fallis was shot and killed while investigating a noise complaint.

When he arrived at the scene he located a vehicle playing loud music with two male subjects sitting inside. As he radioed the license plate information to dispatch one of the men exited the vehicle and opened fire with a .22 caliber handgun, striking Patrolman Fallis in the arm and chest.

The subject fled the state but was apprehended and returned. He was convicted of Patrolman Fallis' murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Patrolman Fallis had served with the Pine Bluff Police Department for 2-1/2 years.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

noise complaint

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Johnny, me and another friend shared a residence before he joined the Pine Bluff PD. He was a great friend, an honest man, and I was very saddened to hear of his death. RIP Johnny.

William Scott Ballard

October 14, 2019

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