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 he opened the door to a shed located near the property. 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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Not a day since God gifted my children have I ever not thought of you all daily. You'd hear don't be a Hero-John Wayne, your duty take care of us when older. You point up say I'm ready, you need be ready with it's the greatest job in the world I'd rather die doing what I love.God knew your days, aches of our hearts without you. Job well done Cliff, keep watch over blood & blue, love & miss you, Mom

Rebecca Taylor

May 15, 2020

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