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Louisville man shot, killed in his garage by Blount County deputy
WATE ^ | Aug 23, 2013 | WATE

Posted on 08/26/2013 8:45:15 PM PDT by Southern by Grace

LOUISVILLE (WATE) - A Blount County man died after being shot by a sheriff's deputy Wednesday night.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Henry C. Taylor, 68, was shot and killed during a confrontation at 1856 Mentor Rd. in Louisville.

Taylor and his wife owned the rental home.

Agents say the property has been the scene of several recent thefts and break-ins.

The Blount County Sheriff's Office responded to the home twice this week to take burglary reports.

A deputy took a report Tuesday from Henry Taylor that several items had been taken from the property including an HVAC unit.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky; US: Tennessee
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Well what should we mundanes expect? Plus a paid vacation!

Funeral arrangements are underway for a 68-year-old Air Force veteran who was gunned down in his own garage by a young Blount County, Tenn. deputy sheriff.

No animals were harmed in this action.

1 posted on 08/26/2013 8:45:15 PM PDT by Southern by Grace
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To: Southern by Grace

“Put your” BANG BANG BANG “hands” BANG BANG “up” BANG


2 posted on 08/26/2013 8:51:06 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: Southern by Grace

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


3 posted on 08/26/2013 8:51:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Southern by Grace

22 yr. old “sheriff” didn’t know how to do his damn job and over reacted.


4 posted on 08/26/2013 8:54:13 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Southern by Grace

I’ll paraphrase.
Snot nose little kid with a gun and a badge pissed all over himself in fear and murdered a home owner and had to come up with a cover story fast.

Call a cop, call the pizza dude. The pizza dude will show up faster, shoot only the bad guy, and have a hot fresh pizza to boot.


5 posted on 08/26/2013 9:02:14 PM PDT by gfbtbb (Ladies and Gentlemen, we are on our own.)
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To: Southern by Grace

Let me guess: The Blount County Sheriff’s Office will investigate the Blount County Sheriff’s Office and find that the Blount County Sheriff’s Office acted properly.


6 posted on 08/26/2013 9:03:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The get-out-of-jail free card used by cops all across the fruited plain is...

“I feared for my life!”


7 posted on 08/26/2013 9:21:52 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Officials say he was inspecting the residence when he found a broken window at a garage on the property.
Deputy Ragland shined his flashlight inside the building and saw a man with a handgun.
Ragland told supervisors he gave verbal commands and fired multiple shots, killing Taylor.”
I’d like to see how they explain this one even though it’ll piss me off.


8 posted on 08/26/2013 9:26:16 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

I’m not sure the explanation will matter, since there’s damn sure no-one to contradict it.


9 posted on 08/26/2013 9:44:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

There’s no witnesses to contradict him, you betcha.


10 posted on 08/26/2013 9:45:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: gfbtbb

You nailed it but don’t worry....FR’s copsuckin’ jackboot thug lovers will be here shortly to tell you how wrong you are....


11 posted on 08/26/2013 10:25:29 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Southern by Grace
If officer saw the man he should have waited on back up. Having someone you can't see yelling commands at you does two things. It scares the crap out of you and if the commands are panicked you usually won't understand them.

Better communication was needed with owner if officer was going on property. Many persons including myself in these parts carry when we go outside the house especially at night. All East Tennessee counties have an over abundance of Yotes.

Oh & I'm over 50% hearing loss. But I'll know about anybody coming up my driveway long before they can even get out. I'm not in Blount county but I did have an officer come up one night unannounced. I was outside before he got stopped. We had a major communications issue because he was a K-9 unit and I had a nice big Lab.

After we got dogs to stop barking he said I called 911. I said no my phone is out of order. He left.

I went back in and picked the phone up. It was popping and clicking and by random chance like a rotary phone called 911. LOL. I realized the issue and called Sheriff's office back and said my phone line was doing it and gave them my cell number if it did it again to save them a trip back up in the sticks.

12 posted on 08/26/2013 10:34:27 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Southern by Grace

Jack run you off too? LOL. I noticed the WATE source. Bunch of persons likely signed up today. Former KNS readers.


13 posted on 08/26/2013 10:36:36 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Southern by Grace
Deputy Ragland has been employed with the Blount County Sheriff's Office since December 2012. He is currently on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Wow! This awesome! Only 22 YO, and 8 months on the job, and he's managed to bag his first civilian! Skipped right past the Dogs Level; he'll make Captain by 30, at this rate!

14 posted on 08/26/2013 11:27:56 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: bobby.223

Yeah, us old folks who remember what it was like to believe in and trust law enforcement, we’re all those ugly things you said. Amazing how much you sound like my high school hippie friends from the early 70’s.

Anyway, I dont know why some folks think its an either/or thing. We who still respect law enforcement and see it as essential to a healthy conservative culture can still figure out when a LEO is just plain incompetent. Tragic errors were made in this case. All the good outcomes you never hear about, because the result was boring. Nobody died. No dog shot. No helpless old man tased. Just decent people doing their job. It does happen. Does pointing that out really make me such an awful person to you? Times sure have changed, and in such a sad way.


15 posted on 08/26/2013 11:48:20 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Springfield Reformer
Law enforcement isn't being trained properly is a lot of the problem. Several dynamics changed especially in East Tennessee. Both City Cops in all Tennessee cities and all County SD's are running one man patrols. A 22 year old SD? Most counties would have made him a Jailer at that age. That's one year older than legal age to own a sidearm.

He needed to be partnered for a couple of years and that's not happening anymore. That is where inexperienced younger officers are going to learn things like hey let the owner know you're in his driveway and on his property especially at night. Most will have Dispatch call the residence if at night.

A more seasoned Cop would understand many persons are armed on their own property. Two officers would also allowed one to check the back of the garage and the other to safely call him out or wait for more back up.

The worse thing officers can do is start yelling. If I'm outside my home and I hear someone yelling I don't know who they are especially at night. My first instinct will be draw because where I live no one should be there.

Louisville Tennessee where the man was shot is mostly a rural area patroled by the county sheriffs department. Louisville is mostly a rural community mailing address with a store maybe a school there. It's been a few years since I went through there. I would expect most homeowners to be armed. So would a more experienced deputy.

16 posted on 08/27/2013 12:26:05 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Southern by Grace

Welcome newb. Why does the dateline say Louisville when this happened in Tennessee? Hint, Louisville is not in Tennessee.


17 posted on 08/27/2013 2:46:53 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver

Louisville, Tennessee is just south of Knoxville.


18 posted on 08/27/2013 2:51:50 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Ah.......


19 posted on 08/27/2013 2:53:03 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: cva66snipe
My phone (Panasonic KX-TG2343) autodialed 911 once, too. Twice the same day, actually. The first time, nobody was home. Second time, sheriff's deputy showed up at 3AM, pounding HARD on the front door. Startled me awake. Armed myself, went to the front window, saw a uniformed officer, put the gun aside, then opened the door while in my skivvies. He asked if everything was okay, did anybody call 911, was my phone working? I asked him to wait a sec, while I got some pants, would check phone.

At that hour, in these parts, no "save a trip" value. Nothing going on anyway, and they patrol within a few miles at all hours.

The phone was taken out of service. It had taken itself offhook, got a dialtone, and called 911. Was offhook when I picked it up.

I don't remember what the dogs were doing, except they weren't around to answer the door. They would be, today. Action at the door is major excitement, the BEST excuse for barking up a storm.

20 posted on 08/27/2013 3:09:55 AM PDT by Cboldt
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