BALTIMORE - Officer Forrest Taylor's nickname was Dino.
He actually walked a beat in the city's central district downtown.
Police say he was selfless and committed to making the city safe.
Today, the flags outside of police headquarters are flying half-staff as the city remembers this officer.
Officer Taylor was critically injured during a car crash last February, and didn't recover.
"Officer Taylor unfortunately died from complications from that accident last week and it's tough it's tough because it's a very tough job, these men and women risk their lives to help people they don't know they rush to help people they rush to service and they back up the quality of that service with their lives." City Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says.
But it's also about the loss of a 17 year veteran officer, and father of two who well-liked by his peers and the community.
“What's important now is that Officer Taylor's family is part of our family, the BPD family and unfortunately we've had this happen a couple of times in the last several years and it's never easy and our promise to that family is that we will honor them like Officer Taylor honored this city. ” Guglielmi says.
Officer Taylor’s funeral is this Friday at 10 A. M. at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on North Charles Street.
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