Officer Taylor Oldham has been a resident of Lake County for 20 years and has been in law enforcement for nearly seven years. He joined the Mascotte Police Department in July of last year. Officer Oldham has consistently been at the top of the agency’s stats showing his passion for law enforcement and community. For his efforts, he received the department’s quarterly recognition for the fourth quarter in 2018.
Over the past few months, Officer Oldham has had some noteworthy calls which due to his quick thinking and actions made a difference. On two separate incidents, he quickly administered NARCAN to overdose victims and was credited with saving their lives. Last month he responded to a shots fired call. Upon arrival he discovered two gunshot victims; one fatally wounded. Officer Oldham quickly obtained crucial information on the shooter and the vehicle he fled in and had the information broadcasted to surrounding law enforcement agencies. Minutes later the suspect was stopped by Sumter County deputies and subsequently arrested for murder.
A short time after Officer Oldham’s employment it became evident that he was no rookie officer. He not only possessed a strong work ethic but performed at a level of a more seasoned police officer. It was for these attributes that he is one of our designated shift supervisors. In May of this year, Officer Oldham participated in the department’s sergeant’s promotional process and is currently on the eligibility list for promotion.
In addition to his regular duties, Officer Oldham has trained several recruits, he is one of our website coordinators and assists with employment background investigations for hiring.
Congratulations to Officer Oldham!