Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Forrest Edward "Dino" Taylor

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Reflections for Police Officer Forrest Edward "Dino" Taylor

I first met Dino when I was about 21 and started going to club iguana every thursday, then a few years went by and I didnt see him again until one night I was dancing on the block and a guy customer tried to assault me and when i ran outside, Dino was there, he protected me that night and was always there to protect those streets. I just heard about this lastnight and am in total disbelief, to his family, you wil be in my thoughts and prayers...

nickol engle
worked around power plant

September 26, 2012

Rest in peace, Brother. God bless the Baltimore City Police.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Department

September 19, 2012

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Dino died. May his loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To his family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinguished service Officer Taylor gave to his community and the citizens of Maryland, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 29, 2012.

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

September 15, 2012

Dino, it was a honnor working with you the few times I was on foot on the block. It was always smooth running when you were down there RIP brother.

Officer Gaddis
Baltimore Police

September 14, 2012

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


United States Border Patrol

September 13, 2012

Rest In Peace Officer Taylor. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Baltimore City Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service, Miami Division

September 10, 2012

I think Dino was 6'3 when I first met him in the 7th grade. I have not seen Dino since high school but I am sure he remained the same a "Gentle Giant". He could silence a room by his presence and then tell a funny joke. Even back then he looked out for people. He was a good person way back in peace.

Jennifer Conley-Sears

September 9, 2012

I thnk Dino was 6'3 when I first met him in the 7th grade. I have not seen Dino since high school but I am sure he remained the same a "Gentle Giant". He could silence a room by his presence and then tell a funny joke. Even back then he looked out for people. He was a good person way back in peace.

Jennifer Conley-Sears

September 9, 2012

Dino was my brother. I am going to miss him so much!!! Growing up many people underestimated him, but I knew he would do good. We were as different as can be, many people would laugh when I say he is my younger brother. 1st because of the sheer size difference; Dino 6'3" 250lbs and me 6' 175, 2nd he was street smart and me book smart.

What we did share was the concept of "Respect" Our mom and dad raised us to never to be prejudice against anyone, have each others back and to take care of our family. Dino just took it to the extreme and had the backs of every bouncer he worked with, the cops in Baltimore and the Archangel riders.

Dino was raw and real. Nothing was fake about him. Being genuine is what people were attracted to.

I wish he was still here.

Please continue to send thoughts and prayers to his wife, my niece and nephew. The kids are only 5 and 7, the same age of mine and I can not even imagine what they are feeling at such a young age. We lost our dad 5 years ago and our Mom 21 years ago. It was painful as adults, but they were with us enough to shape us into adulthood. My brother's guidance will not be here for his children and that is tearing me up inside.

Thanks for everyone's reflections. Please continue to share. Dino, I love you and miss you. Give mom and dad a big hug, I miss them too.

Chino Taylor

September 8, 2012

R.I.P. Officer Dino Taylor, God seen you were getting tired and wanted to let you rest, as a reward for time well served on this Earth that were beyond His expectations. Thoughts and prayers to your family, friends and comrades.

Darlene Fields
WV Citizen

September 7, 2012

I never personally met Officer Taylor but heard many wonderful things about him from his family. Thank you for your dedication to our city and you will be greatly missed, P.S -We will take good care of Lola for you.

Staff of Country Critters
Staff of Country Critters

September 7, 2012

As a follow up to Officer Taylor's brother's wonderful request at the funeral today for everyone who knew Dino Taylor to write down a story they have of him, I've created an email address: so everyone can send their stories, and any pictures they'd like to share as well, and I will organize them all into books for his wide and children.
Don't worry if your stories aren't appropriate for children; I'll also make a book for them to read once they turn 18!
Again, please honor Dino by doing this and help ensure that his children continue to know their father long after their young memories have faded. Feel free to send as many stories as you want!! Thank you :)

Sarah Thomas
Officer Taylor's sister-in-law

September 7, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Taylor's family and his Brothers and Sisters in Blue. Rest in peace.

Deputy Johanna Polo
Monroe County Sheriffs Dept Rochester NY

September 7, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Taylor's family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest in peace, you will not be forgotten.

A Maryland citizen

September 7, 2012

God Bless you Officer Taylor. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

September 7, 2012

Rest in peace my friend. Our sincerest condolences from the Haduch family.

Officer Peter M. Haduch Jr. (Retired)
Baltimore Police Department - Central District

September 7, 2012

My family and I want you to know that our deepest thoughts and prayers are with Officer Taylor's family, friends, co-workers, and agency. Rest In Peace Officer Taylor for you were taken from us far too soon but we will carry on for you…

Sergeant Mike Allen (Retired)
California Highway Patrol

September 6, 2012

I pray for Officer Taylor's family and friends, I know what they will go through, especially his children - for his children, just know you're father is a hero and is always and forever with you. A close family friend of ours who was a police officer in Prince George's County died a few years ago in the line of duty, his name was Sgt. Rich Findley and he left behind 2 young daughters and I saw the pain they went through and the pain me & my family have gone through so I will keep all of you in my prayers. God Bless!

concerned citizen

September 6, 2012

God's peace and speed Officer Taylor. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

September 6, 2012

So sad. Prayers for the family at home and behind the badge. God bless you all.

Secretary, J. Cain

September 6, 2012

You have touched the hearts of many and will remain in our thoughts forever.. You acheived great things in your life and will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace my friend...

Someone who cares

September 6, 2012

RWG Officer Taylor!!


September 6, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Taylor's family and friends during this terrible time.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

September 6, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Taylor. Your service, dedication, and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

September 6, 2012

Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

September 6, 2012

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