Reserve Officer James Charles Taylor

Reserve Officer James Charles Taylor

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 24, 1984

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James Charles Taylor

Reserve Officer James Taylor and Lieutenant Robert Cormier were killed in a helicopter accident near the intersection of South Hall Street and Canton Street.

The officers were looking for landing spots for the upcoming Republican Convention when the helicopter struck a communications tower 450 feet in the air. Both officers were killed instantly.

Reserve Officer Taylor was a member of the Texas National Guard and had served with the Dallas Police Department for 14 and a half years and was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 14 years, 7 months
  • Badge R7868
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

aircraft accident

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Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 24, 2020

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