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Billerica Officer Memorial Scheduled for Friday After Fatal Construction Incident

Published in on May 3, 2024

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Last week, a tragic incident at a Billerica, Massachusetts construction site resulted in the death of Sgt. Ian Taylor, a local police officer. A funeral service for Sgt. Taylor is slated to take place on Friday morning at the St. Patrick Church in Lawrence at 11 a.m.

Sgt. Taylor met with a fatal accident when an excavator moving equipment struck him at the intersection of Boston Road and Pollard Street in Billerica. The community mourns the loss of Taylor, who is survived by his wife and two children. His dedication to law enforcement spanned 21 years, including service with the Lawrence Police Department before his tenure with the Billerica Police Department starting in 2011.

The untimely passing of Sgt. Taylor has deeply affected both the Billerica community and the local police department, leaving a significant void. The department has lost not only a valued officer but a cherished colleague and friend. The upcoming funeral service will provide an opportunity for friends, family, and fellow officers to pay their respects and honor Sgt. Taylor’s memory and years of service to the community.

As the investigation into the accident continues, authorities are scrutinizing the circumstances that led to the incident with the excavator. The loss of Sgt. Taylor highlights the hazards that construction and law enforcement personnel can face in the line of duty.

Source: NBC Boston

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