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

Add to My Heroes

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

Most Recent Reflection

View all 9 Reflections

Rest in peace Chief Deputy Sheriff Talley.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 21, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.