Officer Jessie L. Taylor

Officer Jessie L. Taylor

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Sunday, May 17, 1931

Jessie L. Taylor

Officer Jessie Taylor was shot and killed as he responded to gunshots that he heard coming from a nightclub near Thomas Circle, NW.

A patron at the club had become angry that he wasn't given a table near the dance floor and shot the club manager. He was running out of the club when he encountered Officer Taylor, and fatally shot him. The subject then committed suicide.

Officer Taylor was assigned to the Second Precinct. He was survived by his wife, son, and two sisters. He is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

assault, disturbance

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 17, 2015

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