Officer Richard H. Taylor

Officer Richard H. Taylor

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Friday, December 13, 1946

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Richard H. Taylor

Officer Richard Taylor was shot and killed as he and other officers chased a 14-year-old boy with a handgun in front of a flower shop at 924 17th Street, NW.

The boy ducked behind a car and shot Officer Taylor in the stomach before being apprehended.

Officer Taylor had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 22 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

foot pursuit

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Thank you officer Taylor for being so brave and Strong and putting your life on the line for the safety of your fellow man God speed.
P.s. I was listening to Dragnet 1/11/2023 where I heard your bravery ended your life.

Dad of 6 children American Patriot.
Blue lives matter

January 11, 2023

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