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SXU confers posthumous graduate certificate to fallen Chicago Police Officer

The late Nathanial Taylor Jr. awarded certificate in Fraud Examination and Management

Chicago (Oct. 3, 2008)  Saint Xavier University has conferred a posthumous graduate certificate to Chicago Police Officer Nathaniel "Nate" Taylor Jr., who was shot and killed Sunday, Sept. 28, while serving a warrant. A 2007 Saint Xavier University graduate, he was enrolled in the Graham School of Management’s financial fraud examination and management MBA program. 

“Officer Taylor was by all accounts a warm and dedicated person with a bright future,” said SXU President Judith A. Dwyer. “Saint Xavier has a long educational partnership with the Chicago Police Department, and we feel keenly such a tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Taylor’s wife, Alcione, and young daughter, Naomi, their family and extended family throughout the Chicago Police Department.”  

President Dwyer presented the certificate to Officer Taylor’s wife, Alcione, at his funeral service today in St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church. 


Contact: Joe Moore
773-298-3937 or jmoore@sxu.edu