Stricken CHP officer passes away


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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Saturday, March 12th at approximately 2:25 p.m., Officer Nathan Daniel Taylor, of the California Highway Patrol’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 CHP’s Gold Run Area Office.
“It is an incredibly sad day for Officer Taylor’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 public’s continued prayers, support, and trust as we go through this incredibly difficult time,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow.