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Billerica Community Mourns Tragic Loss of Dedicated Sergeant in Construction Accident

A Sorrowful Day in Billerica

On a somber Friday afternoon in Billerica, Massachusetts, Sergeant Ian Taylor tragically lost his life in a construction accident along a bustling roadway. While assisting with the movement of a large tractor-trailer at a construction site near the intersection of Boston Road and Pollard Road, Sergeant Taylor was struck by an excavator around 2:00 p.m. He was quickly transported to Lahey Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased by evening, as stated by Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan during a press conference.

Remembering Sergeant Ian Taylor: A Pillar of the Community

Sergeant Taylor, who was 49 years old, served with distinction and dedication as a law enforcement officer for 21 years, joining the Billerica Police Department in 2011. Known for his exceptional service, Chief Roy Frost of the Billerica Police recalled Taylor as not just a remarkable officer but as a devoted community servant. His significant contributions included his long-term assignment to a federal drug task force and his active involvement in Billerica’s Substance Abuse Prevention Committee, where he passionately worked to support individuals struggling with opiate addiction.


A Legacy of Service and Impact

The impact of Sergeant Taylor’s life was deeply felt throughout the community, as he was a fervent advocate for those in need, regularly engaging with locals to offer help and hope. “His life had meaning, impact, and I’m proud to have had him working for us,” Chief Frost expressed, highlighting how Sergeant Taylor’s efforts saved many lives and left a lasting mark on the community. As the town mourned, a spontaneous memorial with flowers began to form at Billerica’s Public Safety Memorial, honoring his sacrifice and the profound void his passing has left in the hearts of many.