Sgt. Doug Walton was off duty on February 22nd; when he saw an active shooting at the budget 16 motel in Roseburg.
He saw the shooter, Devin McNamara, flee the scene and return with two rifles – aiming at passing cars.
After failing to steal a car, Mcnamara was tackled by Sgt. Walton and physically restrained.
An investigation revealed that two bystanders were seriously injured and a third died from gunshot wounds.
The Roseburg police chief said Sgt. Walton’s actions were heroic and likely saved lives.