Circumstances of Death
Prohibition Agent Clyde "Doc" Taylor suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after being involved in a shooting altercation and the arrest of a moonshiner in Leadville, CO.
Agent Taylor joined the Prohibition Unit on July 1, 1924, and was assigned to the Denver field office. Agent Taylor was nicknamed "Doc" because he held a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. Previously, he proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War (1898 to 1899) and World War I (1918 to 1919). He was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant during World War I.
Agent Taylor was born in Belleville, IL. He was survived by his wife, Theresa.