Superintendent Gideon C. Taylor

Superintendent Gideon C. Taylor

Navarro County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, September 23, 1894

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Gideon C. Taylor

Superintendent Gideon Taylor was shot and killed while returning to the county poor farm, where he served as superintendent.

During his trip, he encountered two men who were extremely intoxicated and had been accused of shooting a pistol off earlier in the day. During the encounter, Superintendent Taylor was shot and killed.

Both men were arrested a short time later at a nearby home. Because there were no witnesses to the shooting both men were acquitted.

Superintendent Taylor had served with the Navarro County Sheriff's Department for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Acquitted

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Rest in Peace Superintendent Gideon C. Taylor. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Navarro County and The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you burn forever in the lake of fire!


Senior Special Agent Barry Sherwood Ret.
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

September 23, 2016

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