Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Officer Raliegh W, Taylor

Officer Raleigh W. Taylor
San Antonio Police Department, TX
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
End of Watch: Thursday, December 25, 1930
Date of Incident: Thursday, December 12, 1930
Age: 28
Badge Number: 41
Tour of Duty: 1 year
Suspect Info: Samuel Anaya, charged with Negligent Homicide
Weapon Used: Motor vehicle
Buried: Unknown
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
TPOM: 19, C, 18

On December 12, 1930 Officer Taylor was riding his patrol motorcycle and struck by a vehicle, driven by Samuel Anaya, at the intersection of Courtland Place and N. St. Mary's. Officer Taylor was thrown over the handlebars and suffered severe bruises about the head and body. Officer Taylor was seen for severe head and body injuries at Santa Rosa Hospital but was released after a week. On December 25, 1930, Officer Taylor was at home speaking to his wife about their pleasant Christmas when he suffered a stroke. Officer Taylor died at his home on Queens Court. Dr. Ira Stansell, who attended to Officer Taylor's body, stated a clot had formed following injuries sustained from the accident, which caused Officer Taylor's death. Samuel Anaya was charged with Negligent Collision. Officer Taylor had been with the agency for one year.

Officer Taylor was survived by his wife. -----------source San Antonio Light and San Antonio Express News

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