Skip to comments.Louisville man shot, killed in his garage by Blount County deputy
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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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.
“Put your” BANG BANG BANG “hands” BANG BANG “up” BANG
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
22 yr. old “sheriff” didn’t know how to do his damn job and over reacted.
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.
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.
The get-out-of-jail free card used by cops all across the fruited plain is...
“I feared for my life!”
“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.
I’m not sure the explanation will matter, since there’s damn sure no-one to contradict it.
There’s no witnesses to contradict him, you betcha.
You nailed it but don’t worry....FR’s copsuckin’ jackboot thug lovers will be here shortly to tell you how wrong you are....
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.
Jack run you off too? LOL. I noticed the WATE source. Bunch of persons likely signed up today. Former KNS readers.
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!
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.
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.
Welcome newb. Why does the dateline say Louisville when this happened in Tennessee? Hint, Louisville is not in Tennessee.
Louisville, Tennessee is just south of Knoxville.
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.
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