Taylor C. Thomas, age 20

Lost to gun violence on October 9, 2014 in Pittsburg, Kansas.

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  • Nickname:
    1 Tay, Tay Man
  • Number of children:
  • Personality:
    1 Selfless, loving, highly intelligent mechanical engineering technology University student
  • Occupation:
    1 Lifeguard, math tutor, lawn care worker, city worker, grocery store worker.
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  • Schools attended:
    1 St. Mary’s Colgan, University of Kansas School of Engineering, Pittsburg State University
  • Comments:
    1 Eagle Scout
    1 Taylor honorably gave his life for his roommates.
    1 The target of the home invasion was his roommate
    1 Taylor chose engineering to make the world a better place
    1 Taylor was a blood donor and a registered organ donor. The bullet ended donation possibilities.
    1 Taylor’s ACT scores were 33, 34 super score, perfect 36 math.
    1 Still grieving with almost unbearable pain. I love you Tay. Dad
    1 F.I.N.E. functioning in nightmarish existence
    1 The pain of murder feels so evil and suffocating.
    1 I can hardly believe how many families are suffering from this evil.
    1 Pure evil happens after 2:00 a.m.
    1 Shot to death after doing your homework and going to bed early!!!
    1 How dare they!! How dare they!!
    1 Always willing to help those in need. “Sure!”
    1 Today I just feel so crushed. Nearly four years. Help us all Lord.
    1 Praying for just 24 hours of painless relief.
    1 It was 4 years ago October 9th the evil action of murderers took our precious boy from us.
    1 You selflessly gave your young life for your roommates. So brave. So loving.
    1 When will I see you again Taylor? 1,2,5,10,15,20,30 years from now?
    1 Others continue on in graceful ignorance. I pray they never undergo this relentless pain.

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