Police Officer Carlos Taylor

Police Officer Carlos Taylor

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, June 30, 2023

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Carlos Taylor

Police Officer Carlos Taylor succumbed to complications of injuries sustained in a vehicle crash on February 17th, 2017, at the intersection of Spring Valley Road and Woodley Road.

He was responding to a needs assistance call of officers pursuing two men with a gun. He was traveling south on Woodley Road in an unmarked patrol car when he attempted to avoid hitting another vehicle. His patrol car crossed into another lane and collided with another vehicle.

He suffered a traumatic injury to his brain stem that resulted in him being a quadriplegic and unable to verbally communicate. He remained under constant care until succumbing to his injuries on June 30th, 2023.

Officer Taylor had served with the Montgomery Police Department for two years.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Friday, February 17, 2017

emergency response, weapons violation

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Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scripture References:

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“Honoring America’s Fallen Peace Officers”
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

November 20, 2023

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