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Deputy Jesse Eugene Tanner, Jr. | Houston County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Houston County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

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Jesse Eugene Tanner, Jr.

Houston County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Friday, September 1, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 19

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life in prison

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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.

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I've heard your name a lot from my fathers mouth. He was working with you on that tragic day. I will always remember your service and that you laid down your life to protect the sheep from the wolf. You were a true sheep dog Deputy Tanner. We will never forget!

Deputy Banks
Houston County Sheriffs Office
September 28, 2015

 

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