Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Patrolman Jefferson Taylor

Riverside Police Division, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, June 3, 2011

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Reflections for Master Patrolman Jefferson Taylor

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

June 3, 2020

Master Patrolman Taylor rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 22, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 29, 2018

Though I never knew you personally, your sacrifice in the face of tragedy has impacted my life and career greatly. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Senior Officer M. Coil
U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Prisons
USP Leavenworth

June 19, 2018

Patrolman Taylor,
Praying for your family and coworkers. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace

Maxine, Mother
Deputy Joshua Rutherford EOW 5/29/03

June 5, 2018

Rest well my brother. May God watch over your children.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

June 3, 2017

As we approach the fifth anniversary of his death please take a moment to remember Jeff and keep his family in your prayers. We will be forever grateful for his service to our city after the tornado and his sacrifice.
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Major Sloan Rowland
Joplin Police Department

April 22, 2016

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

June 3, 2015

I had just graduated from high school when the tornado hit Joplin.


October 18, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memoiies and devotion t you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 3, 2012

RIP Sir, thank you for your service

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 23, 2012

so sad for you rip


December 8, 2011

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance 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 officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Patrolman 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 Jefferson, 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 Jefferson's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Jefferson's life was about so much more than the way he died. Jefferson will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Patrolman 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 fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight & a half years and 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)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

November 29, 2011

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

August 15, 2011

To the family of Officer Taylor: I hope that you find these reflections as a source of comfort through your healing process. His bravery and willingness to help those in need truly proves that there are still heroes that we can rely on. I was reading these reflections today and am impressed by the support and love that everyone provides for the families and survivors of our brave men and women. I pray for your family that you can find peace and love in one another.

Daughter of Sheriff James L Johnson EOW 10/26/2006

August 10, 2011

Master Patrolman Taylor,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Riverside and Joplin. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



June 23, 2011

God bless you and your famiy. You sacrifice to duty will always be remembered.

Officer Tinsley

June 14, 2011

I use to live 2 doors down from Officer Taylor. He was ALWAYS outside playing with his 2 young children. It was obvious he was a wonderful father. He also helped my wife more than once get her car out of a snow bank.

God bless you Jeff. May God watch over your family.

Sgt. Matt Young

Sgt. Matthew Young
Kansas City Missouri Police Department

June 13, 2011

To the Family and the Department:

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May it help in some small way to know others care.

Kay D. Wood
Mother of Deputy Marshal Glen Denning DeVanie, E.O.W. 4/2/2003

June 12, 2011

I graduated the MSSU Police Academy with Officer Taylor. Taylor is a great person and officer, I'll pray for Taylor and his family.
P.S. God must have needed a good crimefighter in heaven.

Deputy Rick Adams
Jasper County Sheriff Office

June 11, 2011

Rest easy brother in blue for you have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Sergeant Scott Gagen
St. Louis Metropolitan Police

June 11, 2011

You sacrificed on the job and you sacrificed on your time off.
Words cannot convey the sadness my heart feels. God bless

Lynn Kole

June 10, 2011

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

June 10, 2011

Master Patrolman Taylor,

Thank you for your dedication and service to your community in such a terrible time of need. Always know that you will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rest In Peace & God Speed.

Ofc. D. Abbott
Peterborough Police Dept. (NH)

June 10, 2011

You fought the good fight, rest in peace Brother. May God show his mercy and grace on your family, friends, and coworkers.

Det. John Creamer
Daytona Beach Police

June 9, 2011

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