Leaders from the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence react to the murder of Allison Taylor, 65.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, May 8
The following is a press statement by Mary Road, the executive director of the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County, and Deborah DeBare, the executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, regarding the alleged domestic violence murder of Allison Taylor. Elder Abuse is on the rise in Rhode Island. Our hearts go out to the family, friends and community of Allison Taylor. Her tragic death, allegedly at the hands of her son, reminds us how far we have to go to achieve a society in Rhode Island that is free of violence in the home. While details are still unfolding, this tragedy appears to be a clear case of domestic elder abuse. Allison Taylor was 65, and we know that her son, Robert Taylor, 45, was …
The North Kingstown Fire Department has announced the passing of one of its mechanics.
The North Kingstown Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of its own following the unexpected death of Robert Taylor. The NKFD learned of Taylor's passing around midnight during the height of this week's blizzard. Taylor, more often known as "Bobby," was the department's head mechanic. "If fire engines and rescues are considered the workhorse of the department, then there is no doubt Bobby Taylor was the stall keeper of the barn," said the NKFD in a statement. "Bobby worked tirelessly behind the scenes for decades keeping the fleet of fire engines, rescues and other apparatus operational. Whether he was limping a broken truck back to the maintenance shop, fabricating a non-existent part from scratch, or on the scene of a prolonged …