Deputy Sheriff Aerl Lee Jernigan

Deputy Sheriff Aerl Lee Jernigan

Atascosa County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, December 21, 1975

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Aerl Lee Jernigan

Deputy Jernigan was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance at a convenience store. When he arrived at the scene he was shot with a .30-.30 rifle and killed.

One of the suspects was convicted of capital murder but had the sentence commuted to life. The second suspect was acquitted of capital murder.

Deputy Jernigan was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Sentence commuted to life

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RIP Deputy Jernigan. Thank you for your service.

V.K.Mary, 911 Communications Officer, Harris County Sheriffs Office, Houston, in the Great State of Texas

December 9, 2019

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