Baltimore police officers will lay one of their own to rest on Friday when Forrest "Dino" Taylor, 44, of Annapolis is buried at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Taylor died on Aug. 29 due to complications from a surgery he needed after an on-duty crash at a stoplight in Mount Vernon on Feb. 18, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Taylor's police cruiser ran a red light because he was responding to a call when an SUV struck Taylor's car, pushing it into a utility pole, according to The Sun. The driver of the SUV was found to not be at fault.
Taylor's funeral service will occur on Friday in Baltimore and then the funeral procession will drive south to bury him in Annapolis. Police plan to shut down Forest Drive between Old Solomons Island Road and Chinquapin Round Road some time between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Detective Amy Miguez said the funeral procession does not have an exact time when the memorial service will end and when the procession of cars will reach the Annapolis area, that is why there is window for when the street will close. The road closure should last about 30 minutes.
Miguez also said cars will park along Forest Drive for the interment, and traffic could be congested until 5 p.m. Annapolis police officers will be out directing traffic for the duration.
Taylor, who lived in Annapolis, is survived by his wife and two children.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to a memorial fund established through Bank of America called, "A Memorial Fund For the Benefit of Dino and Ambre's Children."
Funeral Service Details:
When: 11 a.m. Friday
Where: The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5500 N. Charles St., Baltimore