Constable Taylor L. Jenkins

Constable Taylor L. Jenkins

Polk County Constable's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, February 4, 1912

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Taylor L. Jenkins

Constable Taylor Jenkins was shot and killed by his own brother-in-law in Reliance, Tennessee.

Constable Taylor had arrested and disarmed his brother-in-law's brother for being drunk in public. After the brother bonded out of jail he became engaged in an argument with Constable Jenkins' father. The brother-in-law then confronted Constable Taylor's father as well while armed with a shotgun. Constable Taylor heard his father calling out and attempted to break up the argument by stepping between the two, but his brother-in-law opened fire and killed him.

The 30-year-old suspect was apprehended in Benton two months later.

Constable Taylor was survived by his wife and several children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available


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To fully pay tribute to the heroes of today, we first need to remember those who came before them and who died in the line of duty for it is those heroes who were the standard bearers.Your heroism and service is honored today, the 107th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 6, 2019

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