Jailer George Taylor Reeves

Jailer George Taylor Reeves

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, November 30, 1920

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George Taylor Reeves

Jailer George Reeves was shot and killed while attempting to stop three convicts from escaping from the Shelby County Jail.

The three suspect were later killed in a shootout with officers in Mississippi.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

escape attempt

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Jailer Reeves,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Shelby County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 30, 2020

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