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Trooper Edward C. Taylor

Georgia State Patrol, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, June 26, 1971

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Reflections for Trooper Edward C. Taylor

Trooper Taylor,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Georgia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 26, 2021

Rest in peace Trooper Taylor.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 20, 2019

Wow. I found this by accident. I was born on June 26, 1971 in nyc. Finding this memorial page made me reflect on how on a day of great joy in one family or household was a day of great sadness in another’s. For Most of human history we almost never had the means to even make that connection. It certainly made me reflect on life and death.

RIP trooper Edward C. Taylor.

James Nicholson

November 24, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 26, 2015

I remember that day very well, I woke up and knew something was wrong because my Mom was crying and my Dad was hugging her my dad asked my brother and me to sit down and he told us bout Eddie's death (his family called him Eddie) I was only 8 years old but I knew life would never be the same.... You see Eddie was my Mother's brother we had always been a close family and that day took my uncle away never to be seen again. He never got to watch his son who was only 5 years old grow up he never got to see his Grandson nor meet his Daughter-in-Law. I do know this he died doing the Job he LOVED.

Vicki Ash

July 19, 2014

We remember you on this day and everday.

SFC J. Corbett
Georgia State Patrol

June 26, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 30, 2012

Rest in Peace, Trooper Taylor. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 30, 2012

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 26, 2007

Trooper Taylor,
As one officer wrote in another fallen officer's reflections-"no fallen officer should be without a reflection." I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Georgia.


March 2, 2005

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