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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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Miss you bud. We talk about you often and I share your story every chance I get. Your death is what kept me where I am and is what motivates the passion in many who knew you, to do this job and do it well.

Your dispatcher and friend

Oconee County SC 911 Communication Center
Chief Dispatcher
"Greater love has no man than this, That a man lay down his life for his friends"
June 22, 2016

 

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