Deputy Sheriff Billy Ray Walls III

Photo of Deputy Sheriff Billy Ray Walls III
End of Watch: Tue, Nov 13th, 2001
Date of Incident: Tue, Nov 13th, 2001
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 7 years
Age: 28

Survivors

His wife, Priscilla, and infant daughter, Kaley.

Incident

Deputy Walls and Captain Chuck Morgan were shot and killed as they and a third deputy served a warrant on an elderly male for terroristic threatening.

The elderly subject lived in a 150-square-foot houseboat that was on land sitting on barrels. As they entered, the subject opened fire with a .30 caliber M-1 rifle. Deputy Walls was fatally wounded, Captain Morgan was critically wounded, and the third deputy was seriously wounded. The deputies were able to return fire and kill the suspect. Captain Morgan died of his injuries two weeks later.

Over 20 handguns were found in the home.

Agency

Jessamine County Sheriff's Office
Jessamine County Sheriff's Office Patch
101 South 2nd Street
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356
(859) 885-4139
Sheriff Kevin Corman

Tributes

There are 4 tributes for Deputy Sheriff Billy Ray Walls III.

Deputy Sheriff Billy Ray Walls III
Left by George Sigler on Friday, March 14th, 2008

Bless you and thank you for the time you served your county