BENEFITING: RUN FOR THE FALLEN MAINE
EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014
Support my effort as I run the 2014 Boston Marathon to raise funds for fallen soldiers. Run for the Fallen Maine is an organization dedicated to keeping alive the memory of our military heroes that gave their lives to protect our freedom since September 11, 2001.
I'm running in memory of Sgt. Deon Taylor.
Taylor, 30, of New York City, died Oct. 22 2008 in Bela Beluk, Afghanistan, of wounds from a roadside explosion.
He was on his second deployment to Afghanistan and was assigned to Syracuse, N.Y. He graduated from Old Westbury College in Long Island with a degree in sociology and criminology.
He joined the NYPD in 2005 as a transit cop and then was promoted to the narcotics division in Brooklyn. He is survived by his 8-year-old son, DaRue, and fiancée, Caitlin Casey.