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In Memory of Officer Jessie L. Taylor

Date of Death: May 1, 1931

Great Grandfather,
I am proud of your legacy and the sacrifice you made.  As you know, I am carrying on your legacy as you watch over me from above.

Your Great Grandson,
Lt. Wayne Daniel Taylor
Lt. Wayne Daniel Taylor (Canton, Illinois Police Department)
—Submitted December 17, 2007

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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