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Deputy Sheriff Morris L. Taylor | Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

Deputy Sheriff

Morris L. Taylor

Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch: Saturday, September 14, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 108

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Morris Taylor was shot and killed after responding to a report involving a man performing lewd acts at a motel on Bear Creek Road in Curtin, Oregon at 0740 hours.

After making initial contact with the suspect, Deputy Taylor returned to his patrol car to await assistance. When another deputy arrived, they both approached the motel room where the suspect was located. The suspect opened fire on them with a rifle, fatally wounding Deputy Taylor. Deputy Taylor was wearing his vest at the time but was shot in the head. Deputies returned the gunfire and killed the suspect.

Deputy Taylor had been employed with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for three years, and had been in law enforcement an additional 11 years with two other agencies. He is survived by his wife, parents, and sister.

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This reflection is to get the Word out that a young man who is a Deputy's son is building a Memorial which will include our Hero Morris Taylor's name at the courthouse in Roseburg. Look it up on Kpic or other resources. We love to see this. Help make it happen!

Widow
October 19, 2016

 

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