Patrolman Eric Bradford Taylor

Patrolman Eric Bradford Taylor

Massillon Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, August 9, 2002

Eric Bradford Taylor

Patrolman Eric Taylor was shot and killed following a vehicle and foot pursuit of a suspect that ended near Cherry Road and First Street Northwest.

The chase began when a state trooper made a traffic stop at Ohio 21 and Edwards Street in Doylestown. During the stop, the suspect opened fire on the trooper and fled. The suspect's vehicle became stuck in a field and Patrolman Taylor and the suspect exchanged gunfire while still in their vehicles. The suspect then fled on foot and continued to exchange gunfire with Patrolman Taylor and other officers as they pursued him. Both Patrolman Taylor and the suspect were fatally wounded.

Patrolman Taylor had been employed with the Massillon Police Department for four years, and is survived by his wife, 3-year-old son, and 1-year-old daughter.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 91

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Eric Bradford Taylor of the Massillon Police Department, Ohio and the additional 71 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 9, 2018

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