Police Officer Stephen A. Taylor

Police Officer Stephen A. Taylor

Pensacola Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, October 19, 1982

Stephen A. Taylor

Officer Taylor was shot and killed while responding to a bank robbery at Palafox Street and Gregory Street. The suspect was arrested and sentenced to death.

The suspect received a last minute stay of execution from the US Supreme Court on January 24, 2006, but was later executed by lethal injection on September 20, 2006.

Officer Taylor was survived by his wife, daughter, parents, brother, and three sisters.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 183

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 2006

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Another Officer was wounded, a retired Navy man ("Bettle Baily"). I also remember that the suspects were shot multiple times and yet still managed to run for a while. Everyone decided afterward that .38 caliber was NOT the round to use in police work. I also recall that a retired officer was driving a Parking Control scooter and shot one of the two suspects. A very sad day.

Colonel Steven C. Morgan
Deputy ECSD

February 27, 2018

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