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Chief John Edgar Taylor

Thomasville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, April 16, 1921

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Reflections for Chief John Edgar Taylor

Chief Taylor,
Even though it’s been a 100 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Thomasville.


United States Border Patrol

April 17, 2021

You are remembered today by a Durham native and the mother of a fallen officer. My son, Larry Lasater who was also born in Durham, died when shot on April 23, 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers while serving with the Pittsburg, California Police Department.

Chief, your sacrifice is not forgotten. Rest in Peace. Your memory is honored and revered 88 years after your death and will continue to be.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Chief Taylor gave to his community and the citizens of North Carolina, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 16, 1921.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 17, 2009

Thank You for having served the Carolina Community.

Maj M. B. Parlor

April 16, 2008

Rest in peace my brother, you have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Middletown P.D. (Ohio)

April 16, 2008

Thanks for your service. May God bless your family, friends and department.

Patrol Officer
Chesterfield County Police Department

April 16, 2005

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