Deputy Marshal Galloway and Deputy Marshal Gus Gill were shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance. The male subject opened fire with a 12-gauge shotgun, fatally wounding both officers.
The suspect fled the scene but was arrested several hours later. He said he thought the officers were Ku Klux Klansmen who were going to kill him. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. In 1973 his sentence was commuted to life. He was released January 10, 1996, at the age of 78.
Deputy Marshal Galloway had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.