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

Ron, I'm thinking about you a lot today . . . today is the 18th anniversary of your murder . . . what might have been . . . we'll never know. You rest easy my brother. With brotherly love, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

June 15, 2004

Ron, I'll always remember how you had that "presence" about you. You were so respectable . . . a true policeman. Everyone respected you. I knew you, but not as well as I would have liked to. I'll always remember how when I'd see you, I'd think to myself "Wow! That's one sharp looking Detective." And you were not only sharp looking . . you were sharp . . . period! It was an honor to have known you. Rest easy brother Ron . . . we've closed the ranks to try to cover a thin blue line post that will be hard to fill . . . yours . . . it will probably take more than just one of us. With brotherly love and respect I honor you. Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer)

Special Agent Jim Crotty
ATF (SA, Retired)

February 28, 2004

For those who never met Ron Taylor, let me say this. Ron was a policeman's policeman, and a Detective's Detective. He was one of the toughest guys I ever knew. He was also a gentleman of high stock. He had a deep voice, and a sense of humor to beat the band. He was also a snappy dresser, and dedicated to his family. He was not replaceable. God needed him for another assignment, this I believe. May God always be with his family. RB

Ret. Officer RB Wade
Richmond, Va., Police

August 28, 2003

Do you remember the day of the two alarm fire on East Marshall St? I was hot, tired, and irritated. You and your goons' came up, "Officer, I need to get through here." Go around the block, I told you. Still, you persisted. When you realized that an arrest was coming, you identified your self, with laughter. You really got me that day. Really. I have never forgotten it or when you called me "crazy lil' white boy." You know I loved it when you called me that. You, sir, where the MAN!
Love ya, Ron.
RB, "The crazy lil' white boy from da' hill."

Officer RB
Richmond Police

August 22, 2003

In silence we remember.

Richmond Police Communications

It was fathers day 1986, I was off duty, down in Virginia Beach when I heard the news...I felt sad and upset hearing about Detective Taylor and what happened. I remember the funeral and putting a piece of electrical tape over my shield, and the long line of police cars. Today it is 2003, and father's day again. I haven't forgotten, nor will I long as I live I will remember George Taylor. May the Lord continue to comfort your family and grant courage to those who continue in your virtuous cause.

former member
Richmond, VA Police Department

God Bless You. Rest in peace.

Lt Keith H. Koen #304
New Iberia Police Dept.

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