Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective George Ronald Taylor

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, June 15, 1986

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Reflections for Detective George Ronald Taylor

There is not a day that passes that I don't think of you.

I love you and miss you!! Forever your girl!!!


Melanie M. Taylor

January 29, 2018

Detective Taylor was a great Law enforcement officer and friend. He will be never forgotten. I miss him and at his funeral I found out that George was my cousin. During my Law enforcement career I located a "Safe house" where terrorists (that murdered New Jersey State Trooper LoMonaco) were hiding in the South Richmond Virginia area; I notified Federal authorities and pursuit ended in the Norfolk/VIRGINIA Beach area where half of the Canadian terrorists were apprehended. I also arrested a homicide suspect that murdered a dozen New Jersey residents; sometime later I was setup on a burglary call and I fell forty feet down an abandoned freight elevator shaft; that was my EOT (End of my tour). Detective Taylor was instrumental in giving me good law enforcement advice. I miss you George !! From Richmond Police Officer Claude F. Ricky Booker, Jr.

Police Officer Claude F.R. Booker, Jr.
City of Richmond Virginia Police Department

September 13, 2017

One always remember what is carried in the heart
May you always be remember by those who respected loved and honored you

Juanit1a charlton

December 25, 2016

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 15, 2015

Remembering you today my friend. You were an excellent police officer whom I admired and respected. Your life was taken too soon and my prayers are with your daughters and family. May you rest in peace brother.

Robert Walker Detective Sergeant ret.
Richmond Police Department

June 14, 2014

I posted your memorial on my FaceBook page today. Remembering that awful Sunday in 1986, when your children had no father to celebrate Father's Day with on the day you were murdered. You are not forgotten my friend. Rest easy.

Det. Sgt. Bob Walker (retired)
Richmond Police

June 15, 2013

Mr. Taylor,
You cross my mind quite often lately and I realize so much now the sacrifice you made to serve and protect. I think so much about the family...especially Mom, Monica and Melanie...You are missed and thought about and I know you can somehow hear me when I say thank you are loved and not forgotten. I shared your story with my husband and even with that, there is a special feeling he has and special brotherhood you shared. I now know what you did and how important it is and what it cost...Forever More, Thank you..

Yolanda Davis Walker
Family Friend/Wife of Henderson Sheriff Deputy

February 22, 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 26th anniversary 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,

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

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

June 15, 2012

I miss you Daddy!


February 14, 2012

Detective George Taylor was an excellent police officer for many years. I supervised him during some of his years with the department. My family and his family are close personal friends. We will always miss George's great personality, humor, and smile.

Retired Det. Sgt. John W Harris
Richmond Police Department

February 12, 2012

God Bless You.

A Friend

May 26, 2011

It was 1980 when I first met you and I worked out of Vice. You taught me so much but more than just police work you taught me how to work with people no matter who they are. I have to say that not only was I proud to work with you, I was prouder to know you. There is no question God needed you to take you home on Father's Day and the day before your birthday. Even the poor slug that shot you told you "Sorry I have to do this Man", as if he was on a mission. Your at peace now and rewarded well in heaven. God Bless you Ron. Say Hi to Mike and Mongo for me. I will see you all one day. With love and respect for the best cop I ever knew.

Patrolman Dale B. Curtis (Retired)
Richmond Police Department

October 28, 2010

God Bless Your Spirit.


June 3, 2010

God Bless You - An Officer and A Gentleman


October 23, 2009

I felt moved to be here today, and now that I'm here I'm having a hard time with what to say... I'm glad to have known you and I'm sorry you had to go. Good people are hard to come by in this life and you will be missed.

God Bless Your Soul Ron Taylor.


June 16, 2009

Today, I thought of you and I smiled. It was your smile I remembered most. I know God is taking care of you now and I'll say a special prayer for you.


February 13, 2009

Thank-you and Rest In Peace

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

August 29, 2008

Well, time goes on. People come, and people go. Some people touch our lives and leave an impression - like footprints in the sand. Only, those impressions don't blow away like sand in the wind. You sir, left that kind of impression in my life. What a horrible day it was when you left us all. The presence of so many family and friends in the church, in that procession. I had never seen anything like it. I remember you, and today especially, I pray for your spirit. That you know all the peace God has to offer. And that your family is well.

A Friend

August 27, 2008

"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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 7, 2008

Again, I say a prayer for you.

A Friend

October 10, 2007


20 some years later, I still remember... You and your partner were as sharp as they come! You were a wonderful man - a warm, friendly, respectable person. What a tragedy to us all to have lost you. I know that God is taking good care of your sprit.

A Friend

August 12, 2006

Detective Taylor,

Today 6-15-2006 20 years later, You Detective Taylor are still not FORGOTTEN SIR!..... I read the reflections your BROTHERS wrote and said to myself what a model Policeman, someone all of us should strive to be Detective Taylor.....

Detective Taylor THANK YOU for your service, dedication and commitment to your profession and the citizens of the Commonwealth you swore to protect..... Rest in peace BROTHER and watch over us as we continue to serve.......

Senior Officer D.W.Reichhardt #125
Virginia State University Police Department

June 15, 2006

Thank you for serving the City of Richmond and the Commonwealth of Virginia. May God continue to bless your family, friends and department.

Chesterfield County Police

June 15, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

June 15, 2005

~~~To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me~~~

When I am gone, release me, Let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled alone.

So grieve a while if indeed you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart,

I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll
Hear all of my love around you soft and clear

And when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say,
"Welcome Home"

January 23, 2005

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