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Sheriff Tillman D. Umatilla County Sheriff's Department, Oregon


Tillman D. "Til" Taylor

Umatilla County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

End of Watch: Sunday, July 25, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed

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Sheriff Tillman Taylor was shot and killed during a jail break from the Umatilla County Jail. Five suspects had obtained a gun that had been smuggled in to them and shot Sheriff Taylor with it during the escape. The five suspects were eventually apprehended. Two of them were sentenced to life, one was hung in December 1920 and the remaining two were hung in July 1922.

Sheriff Taylor had been with the agency for 18 years.

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