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Deputy Sheriff Eugene Taylor | Bannock County Sheriff's Department, Idaho Bannock County Sheriff's Department, Idaho

Deputy Sheriff

Eugene Taylor

Bannock County Sheriff's Department, Idaho

End of Watch: Friday, December 11, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 3 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff Eugene Taylor was shot and fatally wounded during an escape attempt at the county jail.

As Deputy Taylor entered the jail corridor a prisoner shot him in the abdomen with a smuggled automatic handgun. Another prisoner seized the handgun and prevented the subject from escaping. Deputy Taylor was transported to Pocatello General Hospital where he died later that evening.

The prisoner was being held for federal authorities after being charged with selling whiskey to indians. On March 23rd, 1915, he was convicted of Deputy Taylor's murder and sentenced to life. On October 10, 1942, he was sentenced to an additional 5 years for a arson conviction at the Idaho State Penitentiary.

Deputy Taylor was survived by his wife.

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Thank you for your bravery and sacrifice to your community. Your heroism will never be forgotten. Your community would love to have you back protecting them. RIP Deputy Taylor.
Franky Hunt

San diego Sheriff Department
April 30, 2014


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