Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) Motors and Patrol deputies provided two police escorts for a local fallen firefighter and his family. ODF Southwest Oregon District (ODF) contract firefighter Logan Taylor, 25, of Talent, died Thursday after being struck by a tree while fighting the Rum Creek Fire in Josephine County. He was the owner of Sasquatch Reforestation, an ODF contracted firefighting company.
Thursday night, five JCSO motorcycles and two patrol cars escorted the procession, and Central Point Police Department (CPPD) helped clear the route from Rogue Regional Medical Center in south Medford, to the Oregon State Police (OSP) Central Point headquarters.
Friday, JCSO was joined by OSP, Medford Police Department, and CPPD in escorting Logan and his family to the Perl funeral home in Medford. Out of respect for the service and sacrifice of Logan and his family, there were many local fire agencies involved with the escort.
A much larger procession will occur when Logan is
moved to his final resting place. Officials say that additional information on the date, time, and route of the next procession will be released later.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement: Our hearts go out to local hero Logan Taylor’s family, friends, and fellow firefighters during this time of mourning. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.