February 27, 2022 – SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom released the following statement Saturday regarding the passing of Corrections Lt. Steve Taylor of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:

“It is with great sadness that Jennifer and I send our sincere condolences to the family, friends and members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department on the loss of Lt. Steve Taylor. We are forever grateful to him for his near three decades of dedication to the Riverside community.

Lt. Taylor, 51, died Feb. 24, 2022, from complications related to COVID-19.

A 27-year veteran of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Lt. Taylor was assigned to the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside and has held several other positions with the department over the years, including as a correctional assistant, corporal and sergeant.

Lt. Taylor is survived by his wife, Lillia, and daughter-in-law, mother, sister, and brother.

In honor of Lieutenant Taylor, the Capitol flags will fly at half mast.
Source: Governor’s Office

By the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:

The Department is saddened to announce the passing of Corrections Lt. Steve Taylor, a 51-year-old Moreno Valley resident who was recently assigned to the Robert Presley Detention Center. Correction Lt. Taylor passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

Steve Taylor began his service with our department as a Correctional Assistant on June 8, 1995 and was assigned to Indio Jail. In July 1995, he was transferred to the Southwest Detention Center. On September 14, 2006, he was promoted to correctional corporal and transferred to the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. In December 2011, he was promoted to Correctional Sergeant and transferred to South West Detention Center, where he remained until he was transferred to SITE-B in Banning in 2018. On January 17, 2019, he was was promoted to his current correctional rank. lieutenant and again transferred to the Robert Presley Detention Center. Corrections Lt. Steve Taylor is survived by his wife, daughter-in-law, mother, sister and brother.

On behalf of the entire Department, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Correctional Lieutenant Steve Taylor.

(Left) Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco and (Right) Corrections Lt. Steve Taylor
Source: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department