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Community says goodbye to fallen deputy Christopher Taylor

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Posted at 6:45 AM, Nov 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-30 13:30:46-05

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is preparing to lay one of their own to rest.

The funeral for Deputy Christopher Taylor began shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday. The sheriff's office is live streaming the ceremony on their Facebook page to allow the public to watch.

After the service, a motorcade will travel north on I-75, exiting onto Highway 17, and then traveling down Piper Rd. Community members can safely line the streets of Piper Rd to view the procession.

Gravesite services will remain private.

Taylor, 23, was killed in the line of duty last week during a traffic stop along I-75.

Lee County Sheriff's Office confirmed via tweet that they will be deploying deputies and other assets to assist Charlotte County in responding to emergency calls Wednesday. The department's Honor Guard is also in place at the service.