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Texas Deputy Killed In Ambush

April 24, 2011  | 


Johnson County (Texas) Sheriff's Deputy Clifton Taylor was killed Saturday afternoon, when a gunman opened fire from inside a shed, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

After Dep. Taylor, 31, was shot, two other deputies returned fire, killing Wesley Davis, 47, of Oklahoma.

The three deputies had been dispatched at about 4 p.m. to respond to a domestic disturbance. After arriving at the residence near the town of Venus, a family member warned Dep. Taylor that "he needed to be careful," because Davis had fled to the shed with a handgun, which was later identified as a .380-caliber. The deputies carried .357 Magnum revolvers.

Davis reportedly threatened his wife, sister, and another person before authorities arrived.

Read the full story at Star-Telegram.com.

Tags: Duty Deaths, Domestic Disputes, Texas


Comments (5)

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Merton @ 4/25/2011 4:41 PM

Prayers to the family and friends of Clifton and our brothers at JCSO. Also pray for the Venus office who attempted to keep Clifton alive after he and another deputy eliminated the POS. Another deadly lesson learned: priority call such as this should be approached accordingly, be prepared to defend yourself, your partner(s) and our citizens, with whatever force is necessary. If you have a vest, wear it. If you have a rapid deployment bag, use it (if you don't, get one and properly stock it). God bless Jepson, you did all you could do bro! God bless you Clifton Taylor I know you will be missed by many!!!

Morning Eagle @ 4/25/2011 5:06 PM

How many have been killed just this year while responding to "domestic disturbance" calls? Seems to be an increasingly dangerous trend in what have always been potentially deadly situations. Our hearts go out to Deputy Taylor's family and all those who knew him.

Feeling guilty about not being able to save him is understandable but the officers that returned fire and removed that POS from the population should feel no guilt about that. They did their job and did it well.

Rick @ 4/25/2011 5:35 PM

The rise in violence against LEO's will only continue as the economy continues towards a depression. This department should consider automatics as side arms. All LEO's should be wearing level 3 armor at all times.

Shane @ 4/25/2011 6:57 PM

63 LEO have died so far this year!! That is way too many in my opinion!

Badger @ 4/26/2011 10:25 AM

2011 is turning out to be bloody year for our brothers and sisters in blue. My prayers and heart felt sympathies go out to all involved. Stay safe Big Blue - ALWAYS Stay Alert, Stay Focused, Stay Alive.

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