North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor killed in Afghanistan

A NATO helicopter flies over the Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul

A NATO helicopter flies over the Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul

Reports indicated the attacker was a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces and that the attacker was immediately killed by other Afghan forces, the NATO-led Resolute Support coalition said. And they offered heavy praise to Taylor for his service, both in the military and in civic matters.

An online GoFundMe campaign for the Taylor family had generated more than $160,000 in donations as of Sunday afternoon and the number continued to climb. Officials say another US service member is being treated for wounds sustained in the attack in Kabul on Saturday.

Taylor leaves behind a wife and seven children, and a town that grieves their popular mayor. Lee wrote, "Utahns who never had the privilege of meeting Brent will learn what kind of man North Ogden and the Taylor family have lost, and will join them in grieving his tragic loss". He had served an earlier tour there as a combat adviser to the Afghan Border Police, and completed two tours in Iraq.

He anticipated that his deployment would last 12 months and reassured North Ogden citizens that the city would be left in good hands.

"He approached everything and everyone with the idea that he would leave them better than he found them", said Jonathon Call, a North Ogden resident now deployed to Kuwait with the Utah National Guard. "The wounded service member is undergoing medical treatment and is in stable condition", the statement added.

Over the past 10 months, Taylor posted periodic updates of his Afghanistan service to Facebook, often sounding and looking optimistic.

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The fourth child, 11-year-old Maveri Lowe, was airlifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne. The students attended a school in the Tippecanoe Valley School District.

In August, a State Department official said that the U.S. was doing "everything we can" to bring the Taliban and the Afghan government to the table.

Taylor's remains will arrive at Dover Air Force base Monday evening. North Ogen's population is 19,465, according to 2017 U.S. Census estimates.

The North Ogden city government said Taylor had a "profound influence" on the community in a statement Saturday.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the "green-on-blue" attack - in which Afghan forces turn their weapons on worldwide soldiers with whom they are working. "That's important to note because, believe me, they were hurt as well", Burton said.

"I wondered where he got the time, and if he ever slept", North Ogden resident Brad Haslam said in an instant message.

Maj. Brent R. Taylor, 39, from Provo, Utah, in an undated photo provided by the U.S. Army National Guard.

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