Everett Police Officers Association Announces Passing Of Sunny (Radosevich) Taylor

June 17, 2020

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Sad word in this afternoon from the Everett Police Officers Association.

Sunny Taylor

Sunny Taylor. Photo credit: EPOA

It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Sunny (Radosevich) Taylor, beloved mother, daughter, sister, wife, aunt, friend and co-worker of many.

Sunny brought sunlight into our lives, and left literal and figurative sparkles wherever she went, always helping others without a second thought. She developed an interest in law enforcement at the age of 5, after she sat in her great-uncle’s patrol car for the first time. As a teenager she participated in both the Explorers and Civil Air Patrol youth programs, making life-long friends in the process. After graduating from Western Washington University with a degree in Anthropology, Sunny went on to become a police officer with the City of Everett. Soon afterwards she met her husband, Jay. As an officer, Sunny served in various roles; patrol officer, gang-prevention and community liaison officer, and a Detective with the Special Assault Unit. Sunny’s compassion and desire to protect the most vulnerable members of the community were the driving forces behind the work of which she was so passionate.

Sunny was so much more than a police officer. Few people knew she was a talented writer and an artist who loved children, animals, and the beach. Sunny was happiest in her flip-flops and sunglasses, especially if she was with those she loved – family, friends, kids, or animals – it didn’t matter, she loved them all. Her children were her world, and Sunny made sure they always looked super spiffy; Fox in his button-down shirts, and Kismet in her fluffy dresses and “fancy” shoes.

Sunny was constantly learning, and was dedicated to understanding the world around her. Sunny cared deeply for the people in her life, and constantly strove to improve not only herself, but the environment of those around her. Sunny intensely pursued learning, from seeking out advanced law enforcement training, to educational podcasts, TED Talks, books, YouTube, audiobooks, and constantly sought out new experiences. Sunny’s witty, unique, practical, often comedic, and brilliant perspective, thoughts, and guidance, on the challenges life presents us all will be sorely missed. We will always remember Sunny as an artist, sparkling sequins and glitter. Her unique blend of old school pin-up glamor, sharp wit, and grit will be sorely missed. We hope she will be remembered for the beauty and happiness she brought into everyone’s lives, even when she couldn’t find that happiness for herself. Her generosity was ever present in the gifts she gave, handwritten notes she wrote, loving messages she sent, and the time she made to spend with her friends and family.

She leaves behind her husband Jay, son Fox (age 3), daughter Kismet (age 22 months), mom Christine Radosevich, dad Mark Radosevich, sisters Sierra Rediger, Misty Radosevich, Kit Radosevich, brother Hawk Radosevich, nephews Preston and Ian Rediger, as well as countless friends and co-workers who were nearly as close as family.

We would encourage you to sign the guest book below and leave your condolences for the family. Please share your memories of Sunny with the family.

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