Chief Deputy Sheriff Daniel Bascomb Talley

Chief Deputy Sheriff Daniel Bascomb Talley

Fayette County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, December 11, 1969

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Daniel Bascomb Talley

Chief Deputy Talley and an agent from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation responded to an address in an effort to apprehend a wanted subject. When the officers arrived at the home, they were met by the suspect's, father who told them that the suspect was not at home. The father allowed the officers to search his home. While the officers searched, the father went into another room, grabbed a shotgun and fatally shot Chief Deputy Sheriff Talley. The agent returned fire, killing the subject. The fugitive they were searching for was not present.

Chief Deputy Talley had served with the agency for only 1 year.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Chief Deputy Talley,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fayette County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 11, 2019

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