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Where public can view I-80 convoy carrying body of fallen officer

Officer Nathan Taylor
Officer Nathan Taylor California Highway Patrol

The Gold Run office of the California Highway Patrol is inviting residents along the route of a vehicle carrying the body of fallen Officer Nathan Taylor from Reno to Roseville to observe the Interstate 80 police convoy from overpass level.

Taylor, 35, worked out of the Gold Run office in the Sierra. He died Sunday at a Reno hospital from injuries suffered the day before when an out of control sport utility vehicle hit him when he was out of his patrol vehicle directing traffic on the highway.

The police escort on Wednesday will begin at 2 p.m. in Reno and travel westbound on I-80 to the Atlantic Street exit in Roseville. The Gold Run CHP Facebook page notes that the convoy will end at the Chapel of the Valley funeral home, 97 Vernon St., in Roseville.

 

This fundraiser was established by the Human Bean owner Amie to benefit the Taylor family.

Posted by CHP – Gold Run on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The CHP Gold Run office suggests that the public can honor the officer by being present on an overpass as the convoy travels from the Sierra to the valley. To avoid traffic delay, stay clear of the procession.

Officer Nathan Taylor died after being struck by an SUV on I-80 in the Sierra on Saturday. Before a bell-ringing ceremony Tuesday at the CHP academy in West Sacramento, Commissioner Joe Farrow spoke about the efforts that were made to try to save

 

This is a very sad day for the CHP as we say goodbye to a member of our family.While investigating a traffic collision...

Posted by CHP – Gold Run on Monday, March 14, 2016

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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