Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Lee Taylor

Anderson County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, December 7, 1992

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Christopher Lee Taylor

Rest easy brother

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

December 7, 2017

I taught Chris in kindergarten at Whitehall Elementary School. Even as a five-year-old, he had a sparkle and joy that I remember almost fifty years later. I probably only remember about ten percent of my former students by name, but Chris will never be forgotten.

Rebecca Bridges
Retired educator

November 20, 2017

I still remember going through the Academy with Chris and I reflect on the great times we had on the range. Chris had a great sense of humor and a competitive spirit. It was an honor to know him. It was a pleasure to share the Clifford A. Moyer marksmanship award with Chris. What a great guy! Rest in peace brother. I look forward to seeing you again someday.

Greg Pendleton

July 6, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 3, 2017

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

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

Chris,
I remember going through the SCCJA together. It was very shocking to hear what happened that day! I will always remember the fun we had those few weeks together! RIP

John Clark
friend

September 5, 2015

Chris

As we worked at West Building Supply; we talked about a future in law enforcement. Little did we know at that time we would have the opportunity to serve together at the Sheriff's Office. It was my pleasure to have worked with you. You were a fantastic Law Enforcement Officer and more importantly a tremendous man and friend! I also had the honor to work with your dad for many years. After I lost my dad; Ray was there for me when I was hired for my current position. I will always be grateful to him and for the opportunity to have known you.

Tommy Clamp
Belton Police Department

Chief Tommy Clamp
Belton Police Department

August 1, 2014

This past week was Peace Officers Appreciation Week, a week to honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty, to honor those who still serve, and those who have served in the past and survived -

It also is a chance to honor the families of those who chose this career path. I am honored to have known you and many other. I am honored to know your familly. Precious and dear although I do not see them as I would like, but think of them often.

Continue to watch over us all Chris... You are missed - you still live in hearts of many.. Love to you and love to all of the family.

Becky

May 21, 2014

God Bless his Family at this time that reflects on memories of the past. Yet another Angel watching over us all.

Karen Mills
Anderson County Sheriff's Office

December 6, 2012

gone, but never forgotten

Rest well brother, we have your watch

Ken Brock
Anderson County Sheriff's Office

August 30, 2011

Hello Taco! You have no idea how you influenced my life. I loved you like a brother and think of you daily. I have your photo and many others to remind me of why I am here and why I continue to do this job. I reflect back on past memories of you often. From the training you gave in the Radio Room to your crazy personality that seemed to always make everyone laugh- on and off the radio.

Your memory lives stong! Everytime I cross double bridges - which is daily, and Christopher, who is practically a man now. So many things spark that memory to so many of us. You keep watching over us all and we will see you soon.

Never forgotten!

Becky Carter
Oconee County Sheriffs Office - Communications

May 23, 2011

Chris I miss you more and more each day. I love you so much .I'll see you one day .
Love. Your mama and dad

Anonymous

March 28, 2011

Chris I miss you more and more each day. I love you so much .I'll see you one day .
Love. Your mama and dad

Anonymous

March 28, 2011

Your father was patched into the Defenders LE Motorcycle Club on September 25th 2010. On that same day, you were made an honorary member of our chapter and club. We all miss you and will see you again soon. RIP brother - Upstate, SC chapter of the Defenders LE/MC.

Anonymous

October 18, 2010

Your father was patched into the Defenders LE/MC on September 25th 2010. Also on the same day you were made an honorary member of our chapter and club. We all miss you and will see you again someday soon. RIP brother... - Upstate, SC chapter of the Defenders LE/MC.

Anonymous

October 18, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you.
Both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 7, 2009

DEAR CHRIS, ITS HARD TO BELIEVE HOW MUCH TIME HAS PASSED SINCE THAT TRAGIC NIGHT. IM SORRY I HAVENT THOUGHT OF YOU IN A FEW YEARS, BUT LIFES HIGHWAY TENDS TO DO THAT SOMETIMES. I HAVE BEEN OUT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT A FEW YEARS NOW, BUT NOT A DAY GOES BY I DONT WISH I WAS BACK IN IT. WHILE I WAS IN IT I THOUGHT OF YOU OFTEN AND WISHED I HAD BEEN WORKING WITH YOU AND MAYBE I COULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS, BUT IM SURE IM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS FELT THIS. IT IS THE RISK WE TOOK. I HAVE NEVER COME TO VISIT YOUR YOUR GRAVE OR PROPERLY SAY GOODBYE, BUT I WILL BE DOING THAT SOON AND HOPE IT WILL HELP WITH HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOUR PASSING. TO ALL IN HIS FAMILY ACCEPT MY DEEPEST CONDOLENSCES AND FORGIVE ME FOR TAKING SO LONG TO EXPRESS THIS. JOHN A. FRIEND AND FORMER LEO

JOHN A.

June 30, 2008

It has been 15 years since that night in December but I remember it well. I was a Trooper in Anderson county and knew Chris and his dad Ray. I used to work out with Chris at a gym in Anderson and he would talk to me about becoming a Trooper. We had some good talks while we did a little lifting. He was a polite, respectful, and considerate young man and a good officer. I miss him and will always remember him forever. I hope his son knows what a fine man his dad was.

W.R. Griffith Jr.
South Carolina Highway Patrol

March 8, 2008

The pain never goes away, I miss Chris each and every day.
Thanks to all for your thoughts and prayers..please continue to remember us.........Forever and Always I will Love and miss Chris.

Tracy Taylor
Wife of Deputy Chris Taylor

February 4, 2008

I remember the night this terrible tradgedy happened. I was in high school. I also remember the two suspects being arrested in front of me at school a few days later. I was shocked. I also attended your funeral because I was taught at a young age to respect law enforcement. I am now a Deputy here in Anderson. Your memory and life have not, nor ever will be forgotten. Thanks for all you did to serve and protect. Keep us safe.

Deputy J Parker
ACSO

December 29, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
mancheste,r nh

December 4, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.

July 9, 2007

Chris, although I did not know you I have grown fond of your dad. I joined the Sheriff's office in 97 and have heard nothing but good things about you. I am proud to call your dad a friend. You will never be forgotten brother. Rest easy.

Robert W. Miller
IPLO

IPLO Robert W. Miller
Friend

April 14, 2007

14 years have passed since that cold rainy night that you were taken from us. I remember standing outside the E.R. when the ambulance bought you in.I wish there was something I can to do help but all I could was stand there and feel helpless. I see your father often and I know he was very proud of you. I want you to know that your son is growing to be a fine young man just like his father.
"Well done thy good and faithful servant"

A brother in blue

Officer Don Hodges
Anderson SC Police Dept

March 1, 2007

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