Police Officer Nathaniel Taylor, Jr.

Police Officer Nathaniel Taylor, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, September 28, 2008

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Nathaniel Taylor, Jr.

Police Officer Nathaniel Taylor was shot and killed as he and several other officers served a search warrant at a home near 79th and Clyde streets. While the officers were on the scene, the target of the warrant arrived at the location.

As officers approached to question him, he opened fire, striking Officer Taylor three times. Other officers returned fire, wounding the subject.

Officer Taylor was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds later in the day.

The subject was a convicted felon and had served a prior prison sentence for attempted murder of a police officer. He was found guilty of first degree murder on January 26th, 2012, and subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Taylor was a US Marine Corps veteran of Operation Desert Storm and had served with the Chicago Police Department for 14 years. He was assigned to the gang and narcotics unit. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 7322
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

search warrant

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We worked at the Hyatt regency hotel you my partners And me, the work was hard, the days were long but you made them fun for me.your not with us in the flesh and I understand that our father wanted you home right then,And I thank you Father for all that you do and for blessing me with a true and loyal friend. I will never forget you and I will stay strong through out each and every day, the man who did the bad thing to you just don't know who he has taken away.But that's okay, I will stay strong and keep striving to get to the top, I will keep you in my heart and follow your lead for justice and I will not stop.
I love you Nate . you are truly missed and will never be forgotten.
Sincerely and heart broken, your brother in Christ and fellow veteran (Hurrah)!!!!!!
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