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Officer Nathan Taylor | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Nathan Taylor

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Sunday, March 13, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 20154

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 3/12/2016

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Officer Nathan Taylor succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was struck by a vehicle on I-80, near Donnor Summit.

He was directing traffic at the scene of a previous accident when a vehicle suddenly changed lanes and accelerated past slowing traffic. The vehicle struck Officer Taylor, causing him to be thrown into the median. He suffered two broken legs and internal injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following day.

Officer Taylor had served with the California Highway Patrol for six years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, parents, sister, and three brothers. One of his brothers also serves with the California Highway Patrol.

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Nathan, you were my hero and role model growing up. Thank you for your example and for being the best brother anyone could ask for. Your example and advise were the reasons I chose to follow the calling of law enforcement. I appreciate you always looking out for me. These past several months have been brutal without you. I think about you every day and miss you terribly, more than words can express. You were a shining example to your fellow officers. I've had many approach me and tell me how you affected their outlook on the job, and their attitude towards going the extra mile in serving the people they come in contact with. I've had miraculous encounters with total strangers who have shared amazing stories about how you came to their rescue in a time of distress. You always managed to cast a big shadow while you lived, and have left an even bigger one in your absence. Rest in peace, big brother, until we all meet again on the other side, through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord. I love you.

Officer Stephen Taylor ID#20520
Brother and fellow officer, CHP
December 2, 2016

 

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