Mark Taylor Tribute
In Iowa, United States
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A tribute to Mark Taylor, Deputy, Linn County Sheriff, who died while on duty the evening of Friday, July 24, 2009, at this very location.
Please note there are some rules about this cache that have to be followed. While technically hidden on public easement/right of way, this is still pretty much someone's front yard:
1. Hunt this only during what would be reasonable residential hours... Say, sunrise to sunset in the summer, or until 9pm in the winter.
2. The homeowners also operate their substantial family business from this same lot area. The large gravel area just to the west of the cache is both their driveway, and their business' parking lot, it must remain open and accessible at all times.
I will place some law enforcement related SWAG in the cache. Also a hat-clip LED light as the "STF prize." Please do not log an FTF for this cache, the honorary FTF goes to Mark Taylor.
While at this site, please:
1. Take a moment to think about all that public servants do for us. Heroism is not just the first responder who pulls kids from the burning school bus or breaks up the armed robbery. Heroism is often the quiet whisper that, even after 23 years of "the grind" of this job, says "I will get up and do it all again tomorrow."
2. Remember the gravity of where you are while at this cache, and act accordingly.
A special thanks to the Burns, for their gracious permission to plant this cache. Also thanks to Elliemedic, for all the legwork to make this possible, A lot of time and driving around went into putting everything in place for this cache.
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Last Updated: on 3/30/2014 5:23:46 PM Pacific Daylight Time (12:23 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum