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Memorial to Jessie L. Taylor

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: May 1, 1931
Rank: Officer
Location of Death: Thomas Circle, NW


Officer Taylor was walking a footbeat at Thomas Circle, when he heard shots fired from club Chantacler Nightclub. As he ran up the steps he collided into the suspect who had just shot the club manager. The suspect shot Officer Taylor twice in the chest, killing him. When the suspect reached the sidewalk, he committed suicide. 



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