Hometown: New Albany, Indiana
Appointed: September 1, 1937
October 4, 1909 - March 18, 1957
During a manhunt for a suspected bank robber, First Sergeant Walts died of gunshot wounds inflicted by the suspect. First Sergeant Walts’ pastor, Reverend Robert Gingery was riding with First Sergeant Walts at the time of the shooting. The suspect also shot at Rev. Gingery. The Reverend was able to use First Sergeant Walts’ shotgun to return fire and kill the suspect.