CMPD Officer of the Month: Darryl Taylor

Cops and neighbors are getting results on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

FOX 46 is putting a spotlight on a man who put his life on the line to save others in a very dangerous situation. He’s being recognized as one of CMPD’s Officers of the Month.

Officer Darryl Taylor is being honored for his quick action and bravery when he was called to the Goodwill store on Harris Blvd. back in September 2018.   

A man was waving a gun, and had already threatened several people.

“When I saw him, I went up to him while he was distracted with the cashier and I saw the gun protruding from his pants pocket, so I immediately grabbed his arm and pinned my body against his arm and grabbed the handgun and threw him on the counter, and I handcuffed him, " Officer Taylor said.

You can see how proud officer Taylor is by his work-- he’s been on the force for 18 years, served overseas in the Army and got the inspiration to be cop from his dad who was also in the Army.

We’re thankful to have Officer Taylor as a part of the Charlotte community.