Photo/Story Gallery 2007

In Memory of Lt. Colonel Paul B. Taylor

Lieutenant Colonel TaylorThe Florida Highway Patrol is saddened to announce the death of retired Lieutenant Colonel Paul B. Taylor, who passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2007, after a long battle with cancer.

Lieutenant Colonel Taylor served the Florida Highway Patrol for over 37 years, and retired on June 30, 2003. He was stationed in several areas of the state, most noteably in Troop F where he served as Troop Commander in the 1980’s.

He was the longtime Deputy Director of Field Operations for the Patrol, and upon his retirement was serving as Deputy Director of Special Operations, which included oversight of the Bureau of Investigations.

He was twice named Interim Director of the FHP, first when Colonel Bobby Burkett retired in 1992, and then again in 1997 when Colonel Ronald Grimming resigned. Lt. Colonel Taylor served as a member of the FHP’s Advisory Council.

Please keep Lieutenant Colonel Taylor’s children, Cindy and Paul, Jr., and his entire family in your thoughts.

Viewing and funeral arrangements are as follows:

Thursday, March 1, 2007
5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Friday, March 2, 2007
11:00 A.M.

Location for both visitation and service:
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
3596 South US 441
Lake City, Florida
Phone 386-752-1954

From I-75 and US 90
East on US 90 2.3 miles to Baya Ave
Merge right onto Baya Ave
East on Baya Ave 1 mile to US 441
Turn right, south on US 441
South 1.1 miles to funeral home on west side of US 441