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Sep. 01, 1978
Caucasian Male / 19 yrs. of age
Houston County Sheriff's Office
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Fri. Sep. 01, 1978
Deputy Jesse Tanner was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant. He engaged in a gun battle with the suspect. Deputy Tanner was shot multiple times. Deputy Tanner was able to return fire striking the suspect, but he fled. The suspect was apprehended later at a state hospital where he went for medical attention. The suspect was convicted and sentenced to life in prison where he died.
Deputy Tanner had been with the agency for one year. He is survived by his father, mother, and brother.