Sheriff Clarence Taylor

Sheriff Clarence Taylor

Owsley County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, March 27, 1954

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Clarence Taylor

Sheriff Taylor and Deputy Robert Hensley were shot and killed while investigating a truck that was stuck in a ditch on the side of a roadway. Three men, two a father and son, were apprehended. Four years later after several postponements and changes of venues they were tried and acquitted.

Sheriff Taylor was survived by his wife, two sons, and three daughters.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 27, 2021

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