>> 39-year-old Brent Taylor, the mayor of North Ogden, Utah was killed in Afghanistan by one of his Afghan trainees over the weekend.>> This is a sad day for Utah, for America.>> Taylor, who had been the city's mayor since 2013, was on a year-long leave of absence as mayor to help train and build the Afghan National Army.
He was expected to return to his mayoral job in January. But on Sunday, flowers and flags at North Ogden City Hall lay as a memorial.>> He was the personification of love of God, family, and country.>> There's just really no words to express,
The loss we feel. We've been without him for ten months, and it's weird to think we're not gonna see him again.>> We're no different than hundreds of thousands of other National Guard members.>> So called insider attacks are not uncommon in Afghanistan. They have reportedly been the cause for nearly half of American combat deaths in Afghanistan this year.
Taylor who grew up in Arizona, enlisted in the military after the September, 11th attacks along with his five brothers. He served twice in Iraq and once in Afghanistan before his last tour. He leaves behind his wife Jeannie and their seven children.