Deputy Sheriff Robert V. Taylor

Deputy Sheriff Robert V. Taylor

Union Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, September 17, 1978

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Robert V. Taylor

Deputy Robert Taylor was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man in a rural area of the parish. The suspect produced a small caliber handgun and shot Deputy Taylor as the two struggled.

Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy Taylor was able to radio for help. A responding state trooper transported him to a local hospital where he died a short time later. The suspect was arrested in another state the following day.

Deputy Taylor had served with the Union Parish Sheriff's Department for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge UP-7

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Convicted; life in prison


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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 17, 2020

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