Billie Wade Taylor

1930 - 1965

On June 2, 1965, Electronic Maintenance Technician (EMT) Billie Wade Taylor was attempting to take down an FBI antenna from the Marble Arcade Building in Lakeland, Florida. While trying to remove a rusted bolt that secured the antenna, EMT Taylor lost his balance and fell. He died as a result of his injuries. EMT Taylor was born in September 1930 in Lakeland, Florida. He entered on duty with the FBI in March 1954 as a radio communication officer. He worked at FBI Headquarters and the Albuquerque, Kansas City, and Tampa Field Offices.