In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
On August 6, 1977 at 10:40 p.m., Patrolman John Taylor gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty for the department and the citizenry of the Village of Menomonee Falls. Patrolman Taylor was 36 years old and an eight year veteran of our department at the time of his death and was survived by his wife Barbara, of nine years.
As a result of Patrolman Taylor’s sacrafice to the law enforcement profession, the Menomonee Falls Police Department and the Village of Menomonee Falls dedicated a park, located on the east side of Appleton Avenue, just south of Garfield Drive, and it was named John S. Taylor Park.
Rest easy Officer Taylor, we have the watch from here. The men and women of the Menomonee Falls Police Department will never forget you.