Funeral services for Billerica Sgt. Ian Taylor get underway
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Funeral services for Billerica Sgt. Ian Taylor get underway

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Final farewell: Funeral services for Billerica Sgt. Ian Taylor get underway

The community has gathered in Billerica, Massachusetts, Friday morning to pay their final respects to Police Sgt. Ian Taylor. Taylor, 49, a 21-year veteran of law enforcement who was a member of the Billerica department since 2011, died April 26 from injuries after he was hit by an excavator while working a construction detail on Boston Road, which is Route 3A.Taylor is survived by his wife and two children.Friday’s procession began at 10 a.m. from Cataudella Funeral Home in Methuen to St. Patrick’s. Along the route, Taylor’s casket stopped in front of the Lawrence Police Department, where he served before joining Billerica police.He will be laid to rest at Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen.Since his passing, loved ones and strangers have come together to show how much his decades of service have meant to them. Hundreds of people, including about 500 officers, paid their respects during Thursday’s wake.Those who knew Taylor said he was the epitome of an outstanding police officer and an even better person.Taylor’s colleagues said his organs were donated so others could live.Video: Hundreds line up to mourn fallen officer

The community has gathered in Billerica, Massachusetts, Friday morning to pay their final respects to Police Sgt. Ian Taylor.

Taylor, 49, a 21-year veteran of law enforcement who was a member of the Billerica department since 2011, died April 26 from injuries after he was hit by an excavator while working a construction detail on Boston Road, which is Route 3A.

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Taylor is survived by his wife and two children.

Friday’s procession began at 10 a.m. from Cataudella Funeral Home in Methuen to St. Patrick’s. Along the route, Taylor’s casket stopped in front of the Lawrence Police Department, where he served before joining Billerica police.

sgt. taylor hearse pauses outside lawrence pd

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The hearse carrying Sgt. Taylor pauses outside Lawrence Police Department. 

He will be laid to rest at Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen.

Since his passing, loved ones and strangers have come together to show how much his decades of service have meant to them. Hundreds of people, including about 500 officers, paid their respects during Thursday’s wake.

Those who knew Taylor said he was the epitome of an outstanding police officer and an even better person.

Taylor’s colleagues said his organs were donated so others could live.

Video: Hundreds line up to mourn fallen officer

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