Officer Jessie L. Taylor

Officer Jessie L. Taylor

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Sunday, May 17, 1931

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Jessie L. Taylor

Officer Jessie Taylor was shot and killed as he responded to gunshots that he heard coming from a nightclub near Thomas Circle, NW.

A patron at the club had become angry that he wasn't given a table near the dance floor and shot the club manager. He was running out of the club when he encountered Officer Taylor, and fatally shot him. The subject then committed suicide.

Officer Taylor was assigned to the Second Precinct. He was survived by his wife, son, and two sisters. He is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

assault, disturbance

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Jesus Christ, during His earthly ministry, proclaimed, “No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

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