Deputy Sheriff Willie Ellison Hall

Deputy Sheriff Willie Ellison Hall

Durham County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, October 18, 1929

Willie Ellison Hall

Deputy Willie Hall was shot and killed while searching for illegal whiskey.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death on December 6, 1929. He was later granted a new trial and convicted of second degree murder. He was sentenced to 30 years hard labor on May 20, 1930.

Deputy Hall's brother, Deputy Onus Hall, was shot and killed on July 17, 1939, while responding to a disturbance.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 years

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A very sad happening when a family loses two sons in the line of duty. Rest in Eternal Peace Officers and thank you for your honorable service.

Margaret Hood (ret'd)
Citizen Watch

September 6, 2013

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