Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Highway Patrol Officer Nathan Daniel Taylor:
“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.”
Officer Taylor, 35, of Rocklin was struck by a vehicle on Saturday while investigating a traffic collision on westbound Interstate 80 at Castle Peak Road. He was transported to the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, NV, where he succumbed to his injuries late Sunday night.
Officer Taylor served as a member of the California Highway Patrol for nearly six years. He graduated from the CHP Academy in October 2010 and was assigned to the San Jose Area Office before transferring to the Gold Run Area Office in January 2013.
Officer Taylor is survived by his wife, Rebecca; three sons, ages 3, 5 and 8; his parents, Jeff and Linda Taylor; and two brothers, one of whom is a CHP officer.
In honor of Officer Taylor, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.