Macon, GA – Bibb County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Deputy Kenterrous Taylor died in the line of duty on Wednesday morning as he was responding to a report of a burglary in progress.
Deputy Taylor, 27, was off-duty when the report came in shortly before 1:30 a.m., but immediately jumped into his patrol car and headed to the scene, according to the Associated Press.
As he neared the area of Rivoli Drive and Forsyth Road, he lost control of the cruiser and slammed into a wall, the BCSO said in a press release.
The vehicle overturned, and Deputy Taylor was ejected.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Associated Press.
The cause of the fatal collision remains under investigation.
Deputy Taylor served with the Fort Valley State University Police Department for two years before he joined the BCSO, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.
He was sworn in as a deputy by Bibb County Sheriff David Davis on March 16, 2019, the department said in a Facebook post.
Deputy Taylor’s father served the BCSO for over two decades, WMAZ reported.
“My dad, growing up, watching him go to work and put that uniform on – law enforcement has always been a passion for me,” Deputy Taylor told the news outlet at the time of his swearing-in ceremony. “I’m going to do whatever I have to do to keep my community safe.”
Deputy Taylor also has children of his own, WMAZ reported.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kenterrous Taylor, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.