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

Officer

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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Talking with his father Jeffery K. Taylor, I don't know either of this men. But his father is sadden by the incident but very proud of his son being part of the CHP. Dr. Taylor is proud of his son because of the impact that he had on the people he serves. Officer Nathan Taylor was a people person and always put the safe of people before his own. I can tell by the stories Dr. Taylor shared with me in the 45 minutes we talked on the phone that Officer Taylor was a very good officer, a better man, excellent father and husband. I was told that he served around the city I lived in Compton, CA. Thank you sir for your service. You still touching lives though you no longer with us. Thank you dad for sharing your stories with me. I will pass it on.

Elbert J. Jones Jr.
Friend, VHA Long Beach
April 25, 2016

 

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