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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To the father that I never really knew, you are missed every day! The nightmare was just two months before my 4th birthday and this month I reach my 63rd. I know that you would be proud of your kids, grandkids and great grandkids......we are all very proud of you! It saddens me deeply to hear of another officer loosing his/her life while serving the communities they love, because I know first hand the sorrow their families will carry for the remainder of their lives. Daddy, you were and are loved!

Clarence Stephen Taylor

May 15, 2013

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