Bryan County deputy killed in wreck

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 01/14/2020, 11:00 AM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
Updated: 1/14/2020 9:00 p.m. (BRYAN COUNTY, Okla.) Law enforcement is mourning one of their own after a Bryan County deputy was killed Tuesday morning. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Cpt. Scott Hampton said BCSO Deputy Jarid Taylor, 31, of Liberty was killed in a single vehicle wreck on Old Highway 70 east of Durant around 6:30 a.m. We’re told Taylor was responding to an emergency call when his vehicle left the roadway for an unknown reason and struck a tree. He died at the scene. Taylor is survived by his fiancée, a 5-year-old son and a 6-year-old daughter. Hampton said Taylor was hired on as a jailer for Bryan County in February 2018. He progressed through the ranks, graduated CLEET and served as the Student Resource Officer for Silo Schools before moving out to patrol just recently. The cause of the wreck remains under investigation. The Bryan County Sheriff’s Office posted their condolences on social media Tuesday night, saying in part: “As we mourn the loss of Deputy Jarid Taylor, we would like to say Thank You, to all of those who have reached out to our Office and his family... Deputy Taylor will be missed by all who knew him and his memory will forever be in our hearts. Please keep the Taylor family and the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office in your thoughts and prayers.” Services for Taylor will be Saturday, January 18, 2:00pm at Kemp Baptist Church in Kemp, Oklahoma with Brother Roger Spears officiating. Burial will follow at Kemp Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Durant, Oklahoma.


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