Bio & Incident Details
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Weapon: Rifle; .30-.30
Offender: Sentence commuted to life
Deputy Jernigan was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance at a convenience store. When he arrived at the scene he was shot with a .30-.30 rifle and killed.
One of the suspects was convicted of capital murder but had the sentence commuted to life. The second suspect was acquitted of capital murder.
Deputy Jernigan was survived by his wife and two sons.