Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Nathaniel Taylor, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, September 28, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Nathaniel Taylor, Jr.

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your family and your Dept.

OFFICER BOB SWOPE #5609
OLMSTED FALLS POLICE DEPT.OHIO

September 30, 2008

Rest in Peace Brother.

Sgt. R. Gregson
BART Police Department, CA.

September 30, 2008

Rest in peace brother, your service and sacrafice will not be forgotten!

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion,Ma Police Dept

September 30, 2008

Rest in Peace officer, we will take care of the rest.

Master Sergeant
Illinois State Police

September 30, 2008

YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

September 30, 2008

Blessed are the peacemakers,for they shall be called children of God. Rest in Peace Nate

P.O.Howard S.Burton
C.P.D./Friend

September 30, 2008

RIP Nate and may God bless you and your family. Thank you for your 14 years of dedicated service to the City of Chicago. We will miss you.

P.O. Gail Aguilera
CPD

September 30, 2008

OFFICER TAYLOR, JR. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN. YOUR SIS IN BLUE....

PFC/DIST.IV/OXON HILL
PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY, MARYLAND

September 30, 2008

Today we lost a hero, this day God welcomed home.

Patrolman Dwayne Delcour
Mansfield Police Mansfield, Mo

September 30, 2008

May you be at peace. I pray that the Lord holds you close and is always at the side of those left behind.

Det. Castelhano
Mount Vernon NY pD

September 30, 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

September 30, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, and extended family in blue, Officer Taylor. Rest In Peace.

C M Reese / OpComm
Az Dept of Public Safety

September 30, 2008

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and friends in their of sorrow. May God Bless and Rest in Peace!

Cpl.II David A. Murphy
TX DPS

September 30, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

K-9 Officer Tom Summerville Jr
Eutaw Police Department

September 30, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Taylor's family, friends and fellow officers of CPD.

Anonymous

September 30, 2008

Keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. Those that love you and care about you will never let you be forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to others. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 30, 2008

You have served your department and all of Gods children in your community with honor, bravery and integrity. Now you have been called to Gods department in heaven to work with all of our brothers and sisters who have gone before. The ranks of the heroic have been honored with your presence there. Know brother that you will never be forgotten here by your brothers and sisters of the badge or by all of the citizens whose lives you have affected by your heart felt work here. Know too your family will be cared for by those you have left behind. Util we meet in Gods kingdom, farewell brother, rest in peace.
Tom Bradley Arizona State Chaplain FOP

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD

September 30, 2008

Rest in peace brother. My thoughts are with your family and the members of CPD during this most difficult time.

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

September 30, 2008

May you rest in peace, Officer Taylor. You, your family and CPD are in my thoughts and prayers. You will not be forgotten because you are a hero and heroes live forever.

Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Special Agent Jay Balchunas, EOW 11/5/04

September 30, 2008

You did not give your life, Nate; it was stolen from you by someone who was not fit to breathe the same air. Rest easy, and keep watch over those of us who have so much more work to do here. Godspeed.

Chief William Kushner
Berwyn PD

September 30, 2008

Rest in peace bro' we'll take it from here.

PO JA Bottillo
Troy NY PD

September 30, 2008

On behalf of the NY State Park Police I would like to express my deepest condolences to your family and fellow officers and to the city of Chicago. Rest in peace Officer Taylor.

Police Officer Nelson Marti
New York State Park Police/Taconic Region

September 30, 2008

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over..

SGT. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia County Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

September 30, 2008

My prayers go out to your family and friends...rest in peace Nate.

Trooper
Illinois State Police

September 30, 2008

Nathaniel,
Thank you for your many years of courageous and dedicated service. Be at peace now brother in blue, and know you will never be forgotten. Please watch over us.

P/O #7903
CPD

September 30, 2008

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