Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: Shot and killed
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.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Deputy Sheriff Casper Wood