Detective George Ronald Taylor

Detective George Ronald Taylor

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, June 15, 1986

George Ronald Taylor

Detective George Taylor was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle near the intersection of North Davis Avenue and Kensington Avenue.

The suspect was a convicted murderer on parole at the time. He was convicted of capital murder for killing Detective Taylor and sentenced to death. He committed suicide in prison in 1988.

Detective Taylor was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Richmond Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and two teenage daughters. He was killed the day before his 40th birthday.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide in prison

parolee, traffic stop

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Detective Taylor was a great Law enforcement officer and friend. He will be never forgotten. I miss him and at his funeral I found out that George was my cousin. During my Law enforcement career I located a "Safe house" where terrorists (that murdered New Jersey State Trooper LoMonaco) were hiding in the South Richmond Virginia area; I notified Federal authorities and pursuit ended in the Norfolk/VIRGINIA Beach area where half of the Canadian terrorists were apprehended. I also arrested a homicide suspect that murdered a dozen New Jersey residents; sometime later I was setup on a burglary call and I fell forty feet down an abandoned freight elevator shaft; that was my EOT (End of my tour). Detective Taylor was instrumental in giving me good law enforcement advice. I miss you George !! From Richmond Police Officer Claude F. Ricky Booker, Jr.

Police Officer Claude F.R. Booker, Jr.
City of Richmond Virginia Police Department

September 13, 2017

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