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HHFA: MD-8 Mission; All Chapters Invited, Ride to Howard “Buddy” Taylor Funeral
January 13 @ 8:30 am
We will meet at Denny’s for breakfast at 8:30am, leave to arrive at the funeral home by 9:45am.
All, Reference Buddy Taylor !!!! Per Officer Gary Bratten: Details for the service of Howard “Buddy” Taylor are scheduled as follows – all at Bounds Funeral Home on Main Street, Salisbury:
PFC Taylor will be cremated. The service is set for this Saturday, January 13, 2018, 1000-1200 hours a time of visiting with the family will occur.
The service will immediately follow the visitation and last approximately 20-25 minutes from 1200 to ~1225 hours.
All police officers from any agencies are welcome to attend; uniform will be Class “A”.
A Police Walk-through will begin at 1200 hours led by Snow Hill PD, Salisbury PD, Fruitland PD, followed by any other departments. There is enough room to walk in pairs, approach the urn, render slow salutes, face left and exit through a small hallway, door and return to the seating area. The officiant will speak followed by me, and it might be opened for friends/co-workers to speak. After that**, I will present a folded flag followed by Chief Michael Phillips, FPD, followed by Chief Barbara Duncan, SPD, each with their department’s patch inside the folded flag:
**I will present a flag to Mrs. Tina Taylor, Chief Duncan will present the City of Salisbury flag to Wyatt Taylor, the 18 year old son, and Chief Phillips to 13 year-old son Morgan Taylor.
**This order and logistics are subject to change.
Immediately, following the presentation of the flags, all officers will be called to “ATTENTION” and “PRESENT ARMS, TAPS will be played, and finally the U.S. Marine Corps shall present the United States flag to Mrs. Taylor.
At the conclusion of this, the officiant shall dismiss everyone. Mrs. Taylor has invited all persons to their home located at 9265 Bel Air Drive, Mardela Springs. It is located immediately past the 103 mile marker on Rout 50, turn left onto Bel Air Dr and travel perhaps 2/10’s mile. The house is on the left. Please feel free to bring an entree, covered dish, desert, or whatever.
There is no recessional or processional to a cemetery. I would appreciate it if someone would organize this food part for the Taylor family.
All friends, co-workers, business owners and citizens are welcome to attend.
Please forward general funeral information – no details (flags etc) – to officers and co-workers within your departments. Feel free to post on Facebook and social media.
Reply with questions, and I will answer them as soon as practical.