Patrolman John S. Taylor, Jr.

Patrolman John S. Taylor, Jr.

Menomonee Falls Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Saturday, August 6, 1977

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John S. Taylor, Jr.

Patrolman Taylor was killed when his patrol car was broadsided by another vehicle while he was pursuing a juvenile offender. He was assisting state patrol officers in the pursuit.

Patrolman Taylor was survived by his wife. A park in Patrolman Taylor's hometown between Appleton Avenue and Main Street was later named for him.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 35

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace, Uncle John. I only got to know you for the first 13 years of my life but have never forgotten the fun times we had visiting you and Aunt Barb at your home in Hubertus. I remember the names of your horses, playing at the gravel pit, and of course that horrible week in August 1977. 44 + years later, you're still a hero to me and always will be.

Brian Kurtz

October 10, 2021

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