Deputy Jesse Eugene Tanner, Jr.

Deputy Jesse Eugene Tanner, Jr.

Houston County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, September 1, 1978

Jesse Eugene Tanner, Jr.

Deputy Jesse Tanner was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant. He engaged in a gun battle with the suspect. Deputy Tanner was shot multiple times. Deputy Tanner was able to return fire striking the suspect, but he fled. The suspect was apprehended later at a state hospital where he went for medical attention. The suspect was convicted and sentenced to life in prison where he died.

Deputy Tanner had been with the agency for one year. He is survived by his father, mother, and brother.

Bio

  • Age 19
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

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