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May 12th, 2009
03:15 PM ET

Police Officer/Hero: Deon Taylor



He worked narcotics in the Bronx, no easy beat. But nothing like the dangers of Afghanistan.

NYPD Officer Deon Taylor was on his second tour there with the National Guard.

The man who once played with G.I. Joes, and defended the other kids from bullies - no match for an IED.

Officer Deon Taylor was killed in action last October.

In a way, though, he's still protecting the streets; he encouraged his brother and four cousins to become police officers too.

We remember Officer Taylor, as our team marks National Police Week.

Filed under: Kyra Phillips • Police Officer/Hero
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  1. Len Fernandez

    This is for Kyra's question regarding the Rummsfeld Biblical Memos: Our constitution clearly states that there must be a separation of church and state, and although being agnostic of many of the biblical interpretations, I believe the bible very clearly states that there should be a separation of church and state, as well, "give on to Cesar what is Cesar's and give unto god what is gods!" I think it's delusional and petrifying that our country was under leadership that so misconstrued it's "mission." Unfortunately, I also feel that that "Messianic" passion is what has and is leading AlQueda and all the folks we call "terrorists."

    May 18, 2009 at 1:38 pm |

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