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Memorial to Richard H. Taylor

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: December 13, 1946
Rank: Officer
Age: 47
Years of Service: 22
Marital Status: Married
Children: Three
Location of Death: 924 17th Street, NW


Officer Taylor and other officers were chasing a 14 year-old boy who was armed with a German Luger. The boy darted from behind a parked auto and shot Officer Taylor in the liver. The boy was apprehended after a failed suicide attempt.



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