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Reserve Officer James Charles Taylor | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas

Reserve Officer

James Charles Taylor

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 24, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 14 years, 7 months

Badge # R7868

Military veteran

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Reserve Officer James Taylor and Lieutenant Robert Cormier were killed in a helicopter accident.

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.

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Lieutenant Robert Lawrence Cormier
Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 24, 1984
Cause: Aircraft accident

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Rest in Peace Officer James Taylor. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
July 24, 2016

 

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