A group of California Highway Patrol officers are escorting a hearse carrying the body of Derrick “Bo” Taylor, who died Sunday at the Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, to a Grover Beach mortuary. Taylor leaves behind two adult sons, Greg and Kyle Taylor.
The procession started at the Hollywood Burbank Airport and is scheduled to conclude around 2 p.m. at the Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach. Kyle Taylor resides in South County.
Lieutenant Bo Taylor spent 29 years with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He helped supervise the Ventura Conservation Camp in Camarillo, where inmates work as regional firefighters.
“There are no words to express the feeling of loss and sadness regarding Bo’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. We truly are a family here at SCC and Bo’s loss will be felt throughout the prison, conservation camps, and Department,” Warden Joel Martinez wrote in a memo to staff.
Bo Taylor was attending the concert with his girlfriend Denise Cohen of Carpinteria. She was also killed in the Las Vegas massacre.
A GoFundMe account has been established to cover Bo Taylor’s funeral expenses.