Funeral held for fallen Billerica Police Sergeant Ian Taylor

Mixed feelings of heartache and satisfaction have been felt by many individuals in Lawrence Friday for the funeral of fallen Billerica Sergeant Ian Taylor. Sgt. Taylor was tragically killed one week in the past whereas working element at a development website.

Members of regulation enforcement from Massachusetts and past stood side-by-side outdoors of St. Patrick’s Church. Some folks mentioned on a troublesome day like this, it’s good to know they’ve one another.

“It’s hard for me to not tear up when I hear the bagpipes and I see the families and their reaction to their loss, it makes me realize that this could be any one of us,” mentioned Trooper Sean Hauter, Vermont State Police.

As Sgt. Taylor was escorted into the church, Lawrence Acting Police Chief Melix Bonilla mirrored on his reminiscence.

“He  was a good man, we love him, he’s a Lawrence boy, I’m glad we brought him home,” mentioned Bonilla, “This is the church where he got married.”

‘His life had impact’: Billerica police mourning loss of sergeant killed in construction accident

Sgt. Taylor leaves behind a spouse and two youngsters.

The 21-year regulation enforcement veteran began with Lawrence PD in 2003, continued by Wilmington PD, and has labored as a detective with Billerica since 2011.

“No matter where we’re from you know the law enforcement family, we don’t just use that as a catchphrase we really do mean it,” mentioned Hauter.

The 49-year-old was serving to transfer a tractor-trailer at a development website final week when he was struck and killed by an excavator.

Some folks attending his funeral mass acquired emotional.

“It also shows us the dangers of this job and I think the message to live worthy to be a good person every day because life is short,” mentioned Mass. State Rep. Steven Xiarhos.

What precisely occurred through the lethal incident continues to be underneath investigation. Following the mass, family and friends went to a non-public burial.

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