Bradley William Taylor was born February 12th, 1994, to Bill and Allison Taylor in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was the oldest of 4 children- Brian (Kelly), Luke, and Abby.
Brad’s enthusiastic efforts towards the things and people he loved was unmatched. His appetite for life, and food, was great. He chased both until no leftovers remained. Anything Brad didn’t love and wasn’t enthusiastic about was bluntly left behind with no apologies, no regrets. He was a strong character with firm beliefs and was loved dearly for it.
From a young age, Brad was a jokester. His comedy was a driving force in his adolescence and in forging strong relationships with friends and family. There was always a laugh to be had, and many stories will live on about his funny antics throughout the years.
Sports were always a centerpiece in his life- both as a spectator and participant. Brad was an NFL fanatic and proud organizer of the annual fantasy football league. He played lacrosse for Bountiful High School where he was the offensive MVP and team captain.
Once Brad began working, he quickly fell in love with growing his hat collection and added to it regularly throughout adulthood. After high school, Brad served an LDS mission in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Brad married Marisa Hyland Taylor on February 17, 2017. They have two beautiful daughters- Frankie (2) and Georgia (2 months). His gift with children came naturally, and he was a wonderful father and husband. He shined as a girl dad and spared no energy making life full for his family.
Brad went on to join the US Army National Guard where he worked in communications and served in Morocco with his unit. Shortly after, he earned his associate’s degree from Salt Lake Community College.
In 2020, Brad attended the police academy and was serving at the time of his passing as a K9 officer for the Sandy City Police Department. He formed a brotherhood with his colleagues and K9 partner, Trigg. The work suited him, and he was admired for his grit and commitment to protect and serve the Sandy City community. He loved letting all the kids check out his police car and sound the sirens.
Brad’s life was filled with meaningful moments alongside his wife, daughters, family, and friends. His mark is permanent and will never be forgotten.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 9th, 2023, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at River Oaks Clubhouse, 9300 South Riverside Dr. Sandy, UT 84070.