Christopher Taylor Wiki – Christopher Taylor Biography
Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell has identified the officer who was fatally struck by a motorist while conducting a traffic stop on I-75 near milepost 163 in Punta Gorda. Deputy Christopher Taylor was beaten and killed in Punta Gorda. Rescue measures were given at the scene by good Samaritans and later by other deputies.
Taylor was transported for trauma to Punta Gorda ShorePoint Health and sadly succumbed to his injuries. The driver, identified as 30-year-old Cassandra Smith, called 911 after losing control of her Jeep and veering across three lanes onto the shoulder striking the officer’s patrol vehicle which struck the officer.
Christopher Taylor Age
Christopher Taylor was 23 years old.
Christopher Taylor Cause of Death
Smith was pulled over by the Florida Highway Patrol and transported to the Charlotte County Jail on DUI manslaughter charges. Smith is from Massachusetts. Deputy Taylor joined the agency in August 2021 and was officially sworn in on February 14. He is survived by his parents and his fiancé.
“In his just under a year of service to Charlotte County, Chris exemplified CCSO’s core values; Integrity, professionalism and trust. Chris just celebrated his 23rd birthday on Saturday. Losing an officer is indescribably difficult for the agency, but the passing of such a promising and kind young man is a tremendous loss to the world,” shared Sheriff Bill Prummell.
Details about the services will be forthcoming. The department asks the community to keep the family and friends of Deputy Taylor in his thoughts and prayers. A makeshift memorial was placed in front of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
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