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April 08, 2004

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Hundreds Pay Respects to Major Tom Walls

Officer Down: Tom Wallis - [Evansville, Indiana]

Monday, 8:22 p.m.: Hundreds of people are paying their respects to Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputy, Major Tom Wallis (Indiana)who died in a weekend motorcycle accident.

Some waited in line for forty minutes or more at the Boone Funeral Home East Chapel in Evansville.

Wallis had been a member of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office since 1977, He was 47.

The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday morning at Eastminister Presbyterian Church on Washington Ave-nue.

Wallis will be buried at Bluegrass United Methodist Church Cemetary off Petersburg Road.

Previously: The funeral arrangements are now set for Major Tom Wallis of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department.

The 27 year veteran of the Sheriff's Department was killed Saturday in a motorcycle accident outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

Tennessee Police tell us Wallis lost control of his 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle while going around a sharp curve.

The visitation will be Monday at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral will be Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. at East Minster Church on Washington Avenue.

Wallis will be buriedat Bluegrass United Methodist Church cemetary off of Petersburgh Road

Major Tom Wallis wsas 48 years old.

Brad Maglinger:
Heartbreaking news comes for Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department after hearing that one of their own had died.

Major Tom Wallis of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department was killed Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle accident aroung 1:00 p.m. It happened near Coopertown, Tennessee, just South of Nashville.

Major Wallis had been a member of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department since 1977. Since January of 1999, Wallis was the executive commander of the field operations division of the Sheriff's Department. Major Wallis was 48 years old.

Our hearts and condolences go out to the Wallis and his fellow officers.

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