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CHP Officer Struck And Killed While Investigating A Collision

CHP Officer Nathan Taylor died late Sunday night after being struck by a motorist.

On Saturday, March 12, around 2:25 p.m. Taylor was investigating a traffic collision on 1-80 westbound in the Truckee area when he was struck by a vehicle. He suffered major injuries and was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. 

"It is an incredibly sad day for Officer Taylor’s family, the CHP, and the State of California. The loss of an officer protecting our community is truly devastating," CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said in a post on CHP Truckee’s Facebook page. "I would personally like to thank all of our partners, including the medical staff who fought so hard on behalf of Officer Taylor. We ask for the public’s continued prayers, support, and trust as we go through this incredibly difficult time."

Taylor had been with the CHP for almost six years.

Governor Jerry Brown released this statement Monday afternoon: 

"Anne and I extend our heartfelt condolences to Officer Taylor’s family, friends and the entire California Highway Patrol community. We are grateful for Officer Taylor, who served the state with great distinction. "

Taylor is survived by his wife and three sons, as well as his parents and two brothers (one of whom is a CHP officer).

-Capital Public Radio Staff
Officer NathanTaylor Story

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Posted by California Highway Patrol on Monday, March 14, 2016

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