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Sergeant James Henry Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

Sergeant

James Henry "Rip" Taylor, Jr.

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, September 22, 1995

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Sergeant James Taylor was shot and killed when he and his daughter interrupted a gang spraying graffiti on a street. Sergeant Taylor was off duty and was shot with his own weapon. The murder suspect later turned himself in.

Sergeant Taylor had served with the agency for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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