Deputy Jailer Deadrick A. Taylor

Deputy Jailer Deadrick A. Taylor

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, April 19, 1996

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Deadrick A. Taylor

Deputy Jailer Deadrick Taylor was shot and killed when he was ambushed as he returned home from work. An inmate at the facility where Deputy Taylor worked ordered the gang related attack. He was shot several times with a handgun and an AK-47 rifle.

The inmate, who was the gang leader, who ordered the attack was sentenced to life without parole. The gunman and another gang member were sentenced to life.

Deputy Taylor had served with the Shelby County Sheriff's Department for 9 years.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AK-47
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Deputy Jailer Taylor, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 3, 2019

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