Officers with the Baltimore Police Department are mourning the death of one of their own.
Officer Forrest Taylor died last week after complications of a surgery. Officials with the Baltimore Police Department say the surgery was a result of an accident Taylor was involved in while on duty in February of 2012.
That accident reportedly happened after a person ran a red light and struck Taylor's police cruiser. The officer's vehicle was thrust into a utility pole. As a result, officials are considering the officer's passing a line of duty death.
Taylor was a 17-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department. He is survived by a wife and two children.
Taylor's viewing was held Tuesday at Singleton Funeral Home in Glen Burnie. His funeral will be held at 10 a.m. at The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on North Charles Street in Baltimore.
Police Commissioner-designee Anthony W. Batts issued the following statement Wednesday in regards to Taylor's death:
"Each and every day Officer Forrest 'Dino' Taylor and his fellow officers place their lives on the line to make our neighborhoods safer. We will never forget Officer Taylor's dedication and commitment to making downtown Baltimore a better place to live and work. Our pledge to the Taylor family is that we will honor and care for you just like Dino honored and cared for this great city."
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