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 47
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Officer Taylor,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the the District of Columbia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 13, 2021

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