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1981 Waterloo Cop Killer Dies
WATERLOO, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- He shot and killed two Waterloo Police officers in 1981 and triggered a massive manhunt before his capture days later. Now, James "T-Bone" Taylor has died.
State corrections officials announced Wednesday that Taylor died of natural causes due to complications from an aortic aneurism Tuesday at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Taylor was 60 years old.
In July, 1981, Taylor was at a home Waterloo Police were called to for a loud party. A fight broke out between party goers and the officers. Taylor grabbed one of the officers guns and opened fire on both of them.
Officers Wayne Rice and Michael Hoing later died from their injuries. Taylor fled the scene and a manhunt was underway. Hundreds of officers took part and It took five days for authorities to catch up to him in a rural field in Black Hawk County.
Taylor had been serving his life sentence at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Ft. Madison before his illness.
To watch RAW video from the crime scene in 1981, click here.