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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I work near that building everyday. I assure the family I will continue to pause with a short prayer everytime I pass the site. The officer will never be forgotten as long as I am alive.

michael moran

May 17, 2016

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