Detective George Ronald Taylor

Detective George Ronald Taylor

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, June 15, 1986

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George Ronald Taylor

Detective George Taylor was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle near the intersection of North Davis Avenue and Kensington Avenue.

The suspect was a convicted murderer on parole at the time. He was convicted of capital murder for killing Detective Taylor and sentenced to death. He committed suicide in prison in 1988.

Detective Taylor was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Richmond Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and two teenage daughters. He was killed the day before his 40th birthday.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide in prison

parolee, traffic stop

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There is not a day that passes that I don't think of you.

I love you and miss you!! Forever your girl!!!


Melanie M. Taylor

January 29, 2018

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