Deputy Sheriff Clifton Leigh Taylor

Deputy Sheriff Clifton Leigh Taylor

Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, April 23, 2011

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Clifton Leigh Taylor

Deputy Clifton Taylor was shot and killed after he and other deputies responded to a domestic disturbance on Eagle Court near Venus shortly shortly after 4 pm.

Upon arriving at the scene the deputies began searching for the male subject. Deputy Taylor was shot as his call partner opened the door to a shed located near the property. He was struck again while pushing his partner out of the way. The other deputies returned fire and killed the suspect.

Deputy Taylor was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Deputy Taylor had served with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office for three years. He is survived by his fiancee, parents, and siblings.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 156

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Think of you often and recall the night the Lord took you home. :(
Your family is incredible and has been a blessing to so many through their grief, I know you are proud.

Many Deputies showed up to stand alongside Preston at his Graduation in honor of you.

This year I missed tracing your name at the Officer Memorial in Austin, but know I was there in spirit.

Rest in Peace, we got it Brother.

Deloris Mihalchik #9902

June 2, 2022

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