Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff James W. Taylor

Winston County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, July 7, 1982

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James W. Taylor

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
Texas

June 8, 2015

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Poice Depoartment, Ohio

June 7, 2013

Friends with Jim and family prior to him entering law enforcement. Have maintained contact with family since
incident; all are doing well; thanks to the brotherhood of
officers.

Billy (Bill) Martin
US Army S/A, CID, long time friend

September 27, 2010

I remember when this happened, and was deeply saddened by it. It was a tragic and terrifying evening for many County and City law enforcement officers and employees. Jim Taylor was an exceptional officer.


Caring and concerned citizen.

August 19, 2007

"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
Sergeant
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

July 24, 2007

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

Officer 11169

November 2, 2006

Deputy Sheriff Taylor,
On today, the 23rd anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Winston County.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

June 7, 2005

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