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Patrolman John M. Taylor | Memphis Police Department, Tennessee Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman

John M. Taylor

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Saturday, June 22, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Taylor was shot and killed when he and three other officers went to a home at 124 Illinois Avenue to arrest four men who had held up a street car.

Patrolman Taylor and the other officers were able to get three of the four suspects to surrender. As they were taking those suspects into custody, the fourth suspect opened fire through a window of the house, striking Patrolman Taylor in the chest. Patrolman Taylor was able to return fire as he fell, but neither of the shots hit the suspect. The other officers at the scene returned fire, but the suspect was able to escape.

Patrolman Taylor had served with the Memphis Police Department for 5 years, and was survived by his wife and daughter.

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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
Texas
June 22, 2015

 

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