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Patrol Officer Marion E. Taylor | McKinney Police Department, Texas McKinney Police Department, Texas

Patrol Officer

Marion E. Taylor

McKinney Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 2, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1940

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Officer Taylor was shot and killed after stopping a taxi cab whose driver was waving him down. The taxi driver had been abducted at gunpoint in Dallas and was being forced to drive to Denison. When Officer Taylor stopped the taxi the suspect shot him six times. The man was convicted and executed in the electric chair on March 18, 1940.

Officer Taylor had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife.

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I look at your photo each time I pass it at the PD. I study your face and I think your last day may have started like today. This ritual keeps me alert, and brings me home to my family.

Officer Aaron Self
McKiney Police Department
June 19, 2016

 

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