Deputy Jesse Eugene Tanner, Jr.

Deputy Jesse Eugene Tanner, Jr.

Houston County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, September 1, 1978

Add to My Heroes

Jesse Eugene Tanner, Jr.

Deputy Jesse Tanner was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant. He engaged in a gun battle with the suspect. Deputy Tanner was shot multiple times. Deputy Tanner was able to return fire striking the suspect, but he fled. The suspect was apprehended later at a state hospital where he went for medical attention. The suspect was convicted and sentenced to life in prison where he died.

Deputy Tanner had been with the agency for one year. He is survived by his father, mother, and brother.


  • Age 19
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

Most Recent Reflection

View all 25 Reflections

Rest in peace Deputy Tanner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 1, 2022

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.