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Truckee hoops game raises $5,000 for fallen CHP Officer Nathan Taylor

Hundreds of residents and officials attended Friday's game at the Truckee High School gym.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee community on Friday raised roughly $5,000 for the family of fallen California Highway Patrol Officer Nathan Taylor.

The money was raised at the inaugural Truckee Basketball Challenge at Truckee High School, featuring a game between current and former Truckee High basketball members against a team from the Truckee Police Officers Association and Truckee CHP.

Originally, the challenge (which charged a $5 entry) was meant as a fundraiser for Truckee High School’s Project Graduation program, which promotes safe and sober end-of-school-year celebrations.



However, after Taylor, 35, died March 13 from injuries suffered when he was struck by an out-of-control car while investigating a wreck on Interstate 80 at Donner Summit, local officials changed the tune of Friday’s game.

Donations can be made by calling 800-542-2247 or by mail at PO Box 276507 Sacramento, CA 95827.

In the end, according to TPD, roughly $4,800 was raised for Taylor’s family.



Taylor — who worked for the CHP-Gold Run office — is survived by a wife, three sons, both parents and two brothers. A memorial service took place Tuesday at Hillside Christian Church in Roseville.

If you want to help, the Nathan Taylor Memorial Fund has been established with the CAHP Credit Union. Donations can be made by calling 800-542-2247 or by mail at PO Box 276507 Sacramento, CA 95827.


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