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Snow Hill mourns pair of policemen

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor

(Jan. 11, 2018) Snow Police this week mourned the passing of PFC. Harold (Buddy) Taylor, 52.

Police Chief Tom Davis said Taylor was at home on Dec. 26 enjoying a family gathering when he collapsed and was taken to Peninsula Regional Hospital in Salisbury.

“He wound up having surgery a few days later and everything was going very well,” Davis said. “He was up and recovering nicely, but apparently the heart-related item that he had caused damage over a period of years to his organs, and they basically shut down and resulted in him passing away.”

Taylor, a Salisbury native, was a six-year veteran of the Snow Hill Police force. He also had served in Salisbury for a decade and in Fruitland for six years. He graduated from Parkside High School in Salisbury in 1984 and served in the Marine Corps for four years.

“He was a good family man,” Davis said. “He’d been married for 18 years and had two children, 13 and 18. He was a great dad and a great husband, and loved his family. As far as police work, he was a very talented investigator.”

Davis said funeral services would be held on Saturday at Bounds Funeral Home in Salisbury. A family visitation is planned for 10 a.m. and a service is scheduled for noon to 12:30 p.m.

A GoFundMe page to help Taylor’s family is expected to go live this week. Links will be posted on the Snow Hill Facebook page,

“The family had just moved into a new home and I know they need help,” Davis said.

Snow Hill Police and others also mourned the loss of retired Chief M. Kirk Daugherty this week. Daugherty passed away on Dec. 26. Memorial services were held on Tuesday.