Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Flags to fly half-staff for policeman killed by lightning
Last month Taylor went to Joplin with a 12-member contingent of police officers, firefighters and public-works staff from the City of Riverside in response to the Joplin tornado disaster. On June 3, Taylor died from injuries sustained May 23 when he was struck by lightning while serving the citizens of Joplin. Taylor began his career in law enforcement in 2001 with the Webb City Police Department. He graduated from the Missouri Southern Law Enforcement Academy in May 2001.