Officer Mark Thomas Taylor

Officer Mark Thomas Taylor

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Thursday, November 26, 1987

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Mark Thomas Taylor

Officer Mark Taylor was killed when he was struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop on I-10 near Palm Springs.

Officer Taylor had been with the agency for three years and had previously served with the United State Marine Corps. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 11558
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Well Mark..... it has now been over 33 years since we took you home to Benton Harbor but it looks like I will finally be able to share that beer with you that we couldn't on that snowy day in December, 1987..... I will be there soon my friend.....and I have someone I want you to meet.... my Sandy.......I hope you still like Budweiser.... 11629

STO Paul Bristow 11629
California Highway Patrol

August 18, 2021

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