SACRAMENTO â€“ On Saturday, March 12th at approximately 2:25 p.m., Officer Nathan Daniel Taylor, of the California Highway Patrolâ€™s Gold Run Area, was investigating a traffic collision in the area of westbound Interstate 80 at Castle Peak Road, when he was struck by a vehicle. Officer Taylor suffered major injuries and was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, NV.
Tragically, Officer Taylor, who has been a member of the CHP for almost six years, succumbed to his injuries, and passed away late Sunday night. He was surrounded by his family, friends, and members of the CHPâ€™s Gold Run Area Office.
â€œIt is an incredibly sad day for Officer Taylorâ€™s family, the CHP, and the State of California. The loss of an officer protecting our community is truly devastating! I would personally like to thank all of our partners, including the medical staff who fought so hard on behalf of Officer Taylor. We ask for the publicâ€™s continued prayers, support, and trust as we go through this incredibly difficult time,â€ said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow.
Media inquiries should be directed to the CHPâ€™s Valley Division Office at 916-731-6300. Valley Division is located at 2555 1st Avenue, Sacramento, CA 85818.