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Utah Mayor Was Killed by Trainee While Serving in Afghanistan

05 November 2018

"Initial reports indicate the attacker was a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces", Resolute Support revealed in an official press release."Initial reports also indicate the attacker was immediately killed by other Afghan Forces". And they offered heavy praise to Taylor for his service, both in the military and in civic matters.

Taylor regularly posted on a Facebook page he had created for residents to communicate with him following his election previous year, residents said.

Taylor was killed just two weeks after another USA service member, Brig.

The unexpected death of Taylor, who was months from finishing his tour and is survived by seven children and his wife Jennie, drew an outpouring of grief in Utah and on social media late Saturday. When he deployed in January, several hundred North Ogden residents lined the streets to wish him a fond farewell, not knowing that they would never see their mayor again. As well as being able to position infiltrators within regular Afghan units, the terror group has expanded its presence in recent months and now controls or influences just over half of the country's 407 districts, according to U.S. military estimates.

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North Ogden City Councilman Phillip D. Swanson confirmed the news.

"What we do for our country is very risky business, but it's important to remember why we do it", Burton said. His remains are scheduled to arrive at Dover Air Force Base in DE on Monday evening. Taylor on Saturday evening, via Twitter posts.

Additional information will be released as appropriate, officials said.

According to the Defense Casualty Analysis System, eight US military members, likely not including this latest casualty, have been killed and 95 have been wounded in Afghanistan so far in 2018.

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"Believe me, they're hurt by this as well", said Burton.

Taylor previously served two tours of duty in Iraq as a convoy security commander and then as an adviser to the Iraqi intelligence agency, according to a city council biography. Mileski replaced Taylor on the Utah Transit Authority Board of Trustees, another post Taylor had held, when he deployed to Afghanistan.

The site went on to describe the "profound influence" Taylor had on the community, a city of more than 17,000 people about 45 miles north of Salt Lake City.

Utah's lieutenant governor, Spencer Cox, wrote on Facebook: 'We lost a genuine hero and one of the best people in our state.

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In a statement Saturday, the Utah National Guard announced the death of one of its soldiers.

Utah Mayor Was Killed by Trainee While Serving in Afghanistan