We Remember: Mayor Brent Taylor

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Major Brent Taylor, 39, of Ogden passed away on November 3, 2018 near Kabul Afghanistan while training members of the Afghan National Army. The husband and father of seven took a leave of absence from his role as mayor of North Ogden in order to serve his country in Afghanistan. He was killed during an insider attack. Following Taylor’s death, President Donald Trump signed a bill to name a department of Veteran’s Affairs facility after the Utah mayor.

UTAH (ABC4 News) – This Memorial Day we remember North Ogden Mayor and Major in the Utah National Guard, Brent Taylor.

Taylor was killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan in late 2018. Taylor was on his fourth deployment when he was killed.

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He has been honored and remembered as a man who was fully committed to his community and the country. People remember him as having a profound influence on the North Ogden community and say he had a great love and vision for his city.

Taylor left behind his wife and seven children.

Since Taylor’s death, students have been awarded scholarships in his name, blood drives have taken place in his honor and the North Ogden veteran center was renamed after him.

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