Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy Shot And Killed

By Andrea Lucia, CBS 11 News

VENUS (CBSDFW.COM) –A Johnson County sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed Saturday responding to a domestic violence call, police said.

Deputy Clifton Taylor, another unnamed deputy and an officer with the Venus Police Department responded to the call around 4:30 p.m, sources said. Upon police arrival, neighbors told Taylor that the suspect, Wesley Davis, had fled to a shed on the property and was armed.

Taylor opened the shed door and Davis opened fire. The deputy was shot in the neck, side and back. The other responders returned fire on Davis, killing him, Sheriff’s Department officials said.

“He opened the shed door and a shot was fired, evidently from the inside,” a neighbor, who did not give his name, said. “The officer went straight back.”

Taylor was flown by Careflight to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth where he died, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. During a press conference Saturday night, sheriff’s officials said Taylor started about two years ago and was engaged to be married.


One Comment

  1. Dorian Pellegrino says:

    I realize that bills have to be paid, but, BUT, in a case like this, DRAW THE LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. ZZ says:

      What are you even talking about? Drunk already at 7:30?

      1. texasbeer says:

        I have no idea either, maybe they posted to the wrong thread.

  2. elisha shelley says:

    it is a very sad night in johnson county heart goes out to the family and the j.c cops of the fallen officer…

  3. rick04 says:

    Our condolencies go out to the families of the fallen officers who daily put their life on the line to serve our communities.

  4. james says:

    Afallen brother in blue. Gods speed to him and a prayer to his family at this time.

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  5. sam_oht says:

    For this fallen brother in blue may your soul be in heaventhree day bafore the devil nos your there and my God keep his hands on your family in there time of need .God Bless

  6. TXCookie says:

    Sad, sad day. RIP and God Bless his family and fiancee. I hope they can grieve in peace and know he is watching over you all.

  7. cory says:

    He was a great friend and loved his family. He will be missed dearly. My prayers to all.

  8. steve says:

    R.I,P. brother. i hope your with god now. i can’t believe it happened not far from where i live

  9. Ric says:

    Rest in peace Deputy Taylor God bless your family

  10. Jeff says:

    R.I.P. Brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  11. Dallas Chief says:

    I pray that God will bless those Deputies who wear the badge of justice.

  12. jeffie says:

    God, comfort this family as they greive over this brave loved one.

  13. NoObamaIn2012 says:

    Why? So he can get a free $300 an hour attorney paid for by Johnson County? Then cost county and state tax payers tens of thousands of dollars a year with housing, feeding and medical care… oh and plus appeals? So we can hear about what a great guy he was and how he normally was not violent? Wesley Davis was in control of the outcome of that incident. He fired a gun at police, killing one officer. Police firred at him until the threat ceased….. .

    What a horrible Easter for the Taylor family.

  14. Beanz says:

    We lost a real police officer doing what police are supposed to do, protecting the citizens of his town. Sad to see you go. Rest in Peace. 😦

  15. pee deforest says:

    ny years I wore a deputys badge and I knew that family distbance and traffic stops were and still are the most dangerious callls. My heart goes out to ths family and the fellow deputies. Many times officers have helped me thur tough times here in Johnson co God be with you gentlemen during your great loss.

  16. texasbeer says:

    Rest in peace. At least the rest of us can relax knowing that this a-hole wont be mooching of the tax payers. My condolences to the family, nothing anyone says will bring him back but you have mine and the community’s support.

  17. Larry says:

    Officer Taylor, our hearts go out to you and your family.

  18. I talked to this young deputy about as week before his death. He said he loved his job and that he knew the job, was dangerous but would not want another job. As an ex officer myself,the last words I told him “please be safe” now those words will bother me for a long time. His family and fiance should be proud of him he died for all of us, doing what he loved. God Bless

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