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.

To Officer Nathaniel Taylor Jr, his family and his fellow officers with the Chicago Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Taylor’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Taylor and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

September 28, 2009

Officer Taylor
Tomorrow will marked a year since you left this earth and became an angel in heaven. I know it was a very hard year for your family as I walked the same path in life this year that they did. My son was taken from us 2 short weeks before you were taken. You'll always be remembered and honored as the Hero you were and will forever be. To your family, please know your not alone, we all stand together with support, love and respect.

With the deepest of respect and love.
Kim Weigand
Mom of Sgt. Michael C. Weigand
E.O.W. 9/14/2008

Kim Weigand

September 27, 2009

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Taylor. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Nathaniel, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Nathaniel's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Nathaniel's life was about so much more than the way he died. Nathaniel will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Taylor, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost seven years but he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

September 13, 2009

Nate, you are a great person who will truly be missed. You always encouraged me, praised me for my accomplishments, and gave me the best advice when you told me THE SKY IS THE LIMIT and even though things are good always strive for more. You were truly an example of a great father, a hardworker, a kind and genuine person and it still hurts to know that you are gone from us. You will not be forgotton for you have left an everlasting mark with those who knew you.

Anonymous

July 20, 2009

Nate and I were old friends back in the late 1980's. We worked together at the Hyatt Regency Chicago: I was a chef, and Nate worked security. We would hang out together, and even took karate classes together in Crestwood, he being a much better student than I. We eventually parted ways through job changes, and I always tried to get in touch with him through some mutual friends, but never hooked up again. I just today learned of Nate's passing and am deeply saddened. Such a tragedy....such a loss. My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends. He will be in my prayers and thoughts. Take care Nate...may God hold you close...your old friend....Mike

Michael Howe
Old Friend

May 28, 2009

During this, National Police Week, I would like to take a moment to offer my sincere appreciation for the work you have done in and for the City I was born in. As you soar through Heaven above, know this Officer Nathaniel Taylor Jr.

You are in our Nations prayers, as is your family and brothers who have lost you. You are not forgotten, your are HONORED and I SALUTE YOU!
+Rest in Peace+

Lisa Gagliano
Former Illinois Resident

May 17, 2009

It was just a matter of hours after we had spent time talking and laughing that you were no longer here. It was hard to deal with then and time has not been kind in terms of acceptance. I will say that each day is precious and I am thankful that the Lord allowed our paths to cross. None of us know when we will transition from labor to rest. I ask each day that God will bless and keep your family as He did with you. I have not and will not say goodbye my friend and brother, but I will say see you later! The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another. Amen.

Dennis Dobson Sr
CPD

April 4, 2009

To Those I Love And Those Who Love Me
Author: Unknown
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, we had so many years.

I gave you my love and 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 for me if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part
So bless those memories in 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
with all my love around you soft and clear.

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

WJ
old friend

March 30, 2009

"Semper Fi - Marine" You will never be forgotten.

Lt. Jiles Ship
NJ Division of Criminal Justice

March 29, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Semper fi

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

K.L.

February 28, 2009

Rest in peace Brother

Gang Unit
Virginia

February 4, 2009

nate , i remember the 1st day , you always had the kind and gentle voice , you always gave encouragement , you are and always will be my brother ! i will miss you my friend but i will never ever forget you ...........cpd p.gnutek

police officer
cpd classmate 94-4b/ p.gnutek #6834

January 26, 2009

Hey Nate, not a day goes by that I don't think of you and see your smile. Rest well and I know you are another angel watching over us.

CNB
Englewood resident

December 30, 2008

You will never be forgotten.

POLICE WIFE

December 25, 2008

May you rest in peace, brother.

Patrol
Morris Police Department

December 10, 2008

Rest in Peace Officer Nathaniel Taylor Jr. You have made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the citizens in the great City of Chicago. My heart goes out to your family during this tragic period of time in their lives.

Sgt. James F. Chadwick #1110
Rock Island, Illinois P.D.

December 9, 2008

Rest in Peace Officer Taylor,
As a Marine combat veteran and LEO working gangs, I can understand the path you took in life. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten, may you rest in peace and your family rejoice in the fact that they shared their lives with a hero.
Semper Fi and always 10-8
Special Agent, US DHS-ICE, Capt. USMC

Special Agent
US DHS-ICE

December 6, 2008

We miss seeing your face. Rest in peace my brother..

Sergeant Timothy Tyler
IL State Police District Chicago

November 30, 2008

It was my honor and pleasure to work and socilize with my brother in law enforcement before I left the Chicago area. I have and will miss him because he was one of the special people that was a joy to everyone he touched.

Chief Gerard M. Ousley
Department of VA Police

November 20, 2008

Officer Nathaniel you died doing what you loved! When we would sleep at night you would be protecting us. The City of Chicago needed you and they had you for 14 years. Rest in Peace.

A. Glenn

November 8, 2008

PO Taylor spent his entire adult life in the service of others and that derserves our honor, respect and gratitude. I can't imagine that helps his family and especially his daughter during this horendous time. What I fear the most in doing this job is that I won't be here for my son if something happens to me, I know that my brothers and sisters from my dept. will be there for him and I know PO Taylor's brothers and sisters from the CPD will be there for his daughter.

Every night when I take my son to bed and we say our prayers, part of our prayers include this: "God bless all the policemen, firemen, and soldiers who keep us safe. If you should call one of them home tonight, give them eternal peace and grant their family the strength and courage to carry on. Amen" We unknowingly prayed for PO Taylor on September 28, 2008 and I know St. Peter opened the gates and St. Michael escorted PO Taylor into heaven when he arrived.

God bless PO Taylor, his daughter and all his family and the CPD.

Det. Mike Treu
Kalamazoo (MI) Dept. of Public Safety

October 30, 2008

Rest in peace, Officer Taylor, and thank you for your service to my hometown, Chicago. May your family be comforted by the knowledge that you are a hero who will never be forgotten. Your family and department are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Special Agent Jay Balchunas, EOW 11/5/2004

October 30, 2008

Rest in peace brother, and God bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten!

PO
Cicero PD

October 21, 2008

Semper Fi Brother. I'll toast to your service this November 10th as we celebrate another birthday of our beloved Corps.

P/O B. Steel #2401
Columbus Oh Division of Police

October 20, 2008

Sorry for your loss. What a real shame. I have been on warrants many times and have had subjects show up. I hope the shooter gets the death penalty if it is available.

Det. Doug Teachworth
Lynnwood, WA PD

October 17, 2008

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