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Deputy Sheriff Christopher Lee Taylor | Anderson County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina Anderson County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Christopher Lee Taylor

Anderson County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch: Monday, December 7, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 21

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Christopher Taylor was shot and killed during a traffic stop. He had stopped a bug exterminator truck that was dragging a hose. He discovered two juveniles he was familiar with driving the truck and placed them in his patrol car as he investigated why they were driving the truck.

As Deputy Taylor returned to his patrol car after learning that the truck was stolen one of the boys shot him in the head, killing him.

The suspect was convicted of his murder and sentenced to life.

Deputy had served with the agency for less then 1 year. He was survived by his wife.

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I met Chris Taylor while attending a class at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. It was great to get to know him during that time. He was so passionate about his job. I know that he would have went far in this career. We lost a great officer way to early. Peace be with his family and friends.

Interin Chief Steve A. Moore
Simpsonville Police Department
January 20, 2017

 

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