Taylor, 39, had been the town's mayor since 2013, and a member of the city council before that.
The roughly 17,000 residents of North Ogden are mourning the loss of their city's mayor - the city government writing in a statement posted to its website that Taylor had "a profound influence on this community". "Very forward-thinking. He accomplished great things for our city".
On Monday, my two oldest sons joined me and their proud but devastated grandparents in welcoming their father, Major Brent Russell Taylor, back on to US soil and back home to the land he has always loved so dearly. He was also the mayor of North Ogden, Utah. He volunteered again "with the support of his family and his good wife, Jennie, because they thought he could do something good for the people of Afghanistan, to have the freedoms that we enjoy in Utah and America and have taken for granted", said Utah Gov. Gary Herbert at the press conference. He served in Iraq in 2006 and again in 2007 and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for exceptionally meritorious service, and he was sent to Afghanistan in 2012 and again this year.
Less than a week before his death, Taylor witnessed the election process in Afghanistan. I flew missions with him.
When Taylor left Utah for Afghanistan, North Ogden schoolchildren lined the streets and cheered for him as he waved from a motorcade.
One other American service member who was wounded in the attack is now undergoing medical treatment but in stable condition, according to a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation statement. Taylor had been supporting special operations forces in the region. Service members saluted in the rain until the van pulled away.
Chugg said that townspeople are reeling from the mayor's death. He was an inspiring man who loved you all. Utah weeps for them today.
A report released by the U.S. government's own ombudsman of the war reports that the Taliban have strengthened their grip in Afghanistan over the past three years and now control more territory than at any time since 2001.
"There are three great loyalties that have guided my life and everything in it- God, family and country", Taylor said. I am writing this letter to you about a man whom I considered a close friend, and whom I dearly loved.
The death of Brent Taylor, 39, of North Ogden, Utah, marks the third US death at the hands of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).
'He was with folks he was helping and training. That's what's so painful about this. "It's bitter", Burton said. "I do believe that Major Taylor felt he was among friends, with people he was working with". "I am proud of the courageous Afghan and USA soldiers I serve with".
Taylor was deployed last January.
"The sacrifices of you and so many of your comrades", Taylor said, "have made it possible for America to be a source of light, scientific growth, and human progress throughout its entire history".
"United we stand, divided we fall", he wrote.