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Sheriff Jesse Tyler | Grand County Sheriff's Department, Utah Grand County Sheriff's Department, Utah


Jesse Tyler

Grand County Sheriff's Department, Utah

End of Watch: Saturday, May 26, 1900

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Escaped from prison

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Sheriff Jesse Tyler and Deputy Samuel Jenkins were shot and killed in a shootout with the outlaw known as Kid Curry.

Sheriff Tyler is buried in Grand Valley Cemetery, Moab, Grand County, Utah.

Kid Curry was suspected of be involved with the murders of five law enforcement officers: Sheriff Josiah Hazen of the Converse County Sheriff's Department, Wyoming; Deputy Samuel Jenkins and Sheriff Jesse Tyler of the Grand County Sheriff's Department, Utah; and Patrolman Robert Saylor and Patrolman William Dinwiddie of the Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee.

Kid Curry was arrested after the murders of Patrolman Saylor and Patrolman Dinwiddie. He was convicted of the murders but escaped from the local jail before being transferred to a federal prison.

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End of Watch: Sunday, June 4, 1899
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Jenkins
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End of Watch: Saturday, May 26, 1900
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman William Dinwiddie
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End of Watch: Friday, June 19, 1914
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman Robert Saylor
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End of Watch: Wednesday, December 23, 1914
Cause: Gunfire

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Sheriff Jesse Tyler:
It is so sad that the name of Kid Curry is so known. It is your name Sheriff Jesse Tyler that should be known. You are a hero and a man to be looked up to. May you rest in peace and thank you and your family for the ultimate sacrifice. WE are a better people today because you walked among us yesterday.

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 26, 2015


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