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Sheriff Horace B. Taylor | Fentress County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Fentress County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Sheriff

Horace B. Taylor

Fentress County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 15, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 64

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Horace Taylor and Deputy Sheriff Casper Wood were shot and killed as they attempted to arrest a miner for making a disturbance in Zenith, Tennessee.

A posse was formed after the two were killed. The miner's foreman attempted to talk the man into the surrendering, but the suspect opened fire on him as well. Despite being mortally wounded, the foreman was able to return fire and also killed the suspect.

Sheriff Taylor had served as sheriff for 2 years. He was survived by his wife, sister, and four brothers.

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Deputy Sheriff Casper Wood
Fentress County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee
End of Watch: Wednesday, May 15, 1940
Cause: Gunfire

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 15, 2015

 

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