Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 26 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to 60 years
Sergeant Nathaniel Taylor was shot and killed when he attempted to arrest two suspect who were robbing a bar. Detective Robert Walls was also shot and wounded in the incident and later died from his wounds.
Sergeant Taylor and Detective Walls were off-duty and patronizing a bar on Seventh Street in Newark, New Jersey. Two masked men entered the bar and announced a robbery. When Sergeant Taylor attempted to intervene, he was shot and killed by one of the suspects. Detective Walls drew his weapon, but was also shot and seriously wounded by one of the suspects. He died 24 days later from his wounds.
Three suspects, including the getaway car driver, were later apprehended and charged with murder. All three were convicted of two counts of murder and sentenced to two consecutive 30 year terms.
Sergeant Taylor had served with the Essex County Sheriff's Department for 26 years and is survived by his wife.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Detective Robert E. Walls