Sheriff Tillman D. "Til" Taylor

Sheriff Tillman D. "Til" Taylor

Umatilla County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

End of Watch Sunday, July 25, 1920

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Tillman D. "Til" Taylor

Sheriff Tillman Taylor was shot and killed during a jail break from the Umatilla County Jail. Five suspects had obtained a gun that had been smuggled in to them and shot Sheriff Taylor with it during the escape. The five suspects were eventually apprehended. Two of them were sentenced to life, one was hung in December 1920 and the remaining two were hung in July 1922.

Sheriff Taylor had been with the agency for 18 years.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 25, 2020

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