Dedication Today in Central Park for Policeman Slain in 1918

This letter from Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell will be read by Cape Charles Mayor Dora Sullivan at Wednesday’s Memorial Service in Central Park. Click on letter to view second page.

October 10, 2012

Cape Charles Police Department and fellow law enforcement officers are holding a dedication service 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, at Central Park.

The event commemorates the Cape Charles police officer James A. Taylor, who died November 29, 1918 in the line of duty.

Taylor was killed while attempting to arrest a shooting suspect. He left behind a wife and eight children.

The Cape Charles Police Department notes that “Sgt. Taylor gave his life to protect the citizens of Cape Charles, and this would be even more tragic if he is forgotten.”

Cape Charles Mayor Dora Sullivan will read a letter from Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell honoring Sgt. Taylor. A memorial stone will be placed in his memory.


In his letter, the Governor also thanks Officer Jim Pruitt and the Cape Charles Police Department for their work in making the dedication possible.

Descendants  of James Taylor will be present at the dedication service, and the public is encouraged to attend.



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