Deputy Sheriff Alymer Gray Taylor

Deputy Sheriff Alymer Gray Taylor

Union Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, June 12, 1964

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Alymer Gray Taylor

Deputy Sheriff Alymer Taylor and Chief Deputy Sheriff George Edwards were shot and killed while they, along with a third deputy, attempted to arrest a man for burglarizing the Linville School.

As the three unarmed deputies approached the suspect's home, the suspect opened fire with a rifle, killing Chief Deputy Edwards and Deputy Taylor. The third deputy returned to their patrol car, retrieved a service pistol, and shot and killed the suspect.

Deputy Taylor was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt, burglary, warrant

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Deputy Sheriff Taylor,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Union Parish. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

June 13, 2024

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