Deputy Sheriff James E. Taylor

Deputy Sheriff James E. Taylor

Towns County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, September 11, 1981

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James E. Taylor

Deputy Taylor was struck and killed by a vehicle while on duty.

Deputy Taylor had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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In somber reflection on the life and sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff James E. Taylor, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty, our hearts are heavy with grief for the void left in the wake of his departure. Deputy Sheriff Taylor's service is a profound testament to his unwavering commitment to safeguarding our community, and his sacrifice underscores the challenges faced by those who dedicate their lives to public safety.

Beyond the uniform and badge, Deputy Sheriff Taylor was a beloved husband and father, survived by his devoted wife and three children. The impact of his loss reverberates not only within the law enforcement community but also within the cherished sanctuary of his family. In this difficult time, it is incumbent upon us to extend our collective support to his loved ones, acknowledging and honoring the sacrifices they, too, have made for the greater good.

Deputy Sheriff Taylor's legacy extends beyond the duties of his profession; it is a legacy of love, courage, and service. His dedication to maintaining law and order in our community will be remembered, but so too will his role as a loving partner and parent, enriching the lives of those closest to him.

As we mourn the passing of Deputy Sheriff James E. Taylor, let us not only commemorate the brave officer who made the ultimate sacrifice but also celebrate the family man whose impact reached far beyond the precinct. In paying tribute to his memory, let us ensure that his grieving family finds solace and support within the embrace of a grateful community.

Deputy Sheriff Taylor's name is now eternally linked with the ranks of those who gave their all in service to their community. May his legacy serve as a reminder of the bravery required of those who choose a life of public service, and may his family find strength in the enduring gratitude of a community that recognizes and honors his selfless contributions.

Michael Bomar

November 15, 2023

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