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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Constable Jenkins,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Polk County.


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February 4, 2022

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