National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 28
Year of Death: 2021

Tayler W. Bradford

Tayler Wade Bradford, 28, died while rescuing people trapped in a residential structure fire on January 29, 2021.

Tayler was born in Woodward, Oklahoma, to Troy Wade and Cindy Renee Black Bradford of Waynoka. Tayler was an active child who loved riding the bus to his Papa and Grandma’s house after school every day. He loved sports, and track was a favorite. He attended the state track meet all four years of high school and was proud to hold the school record for long jump and a tie for high jump. No matter what Tayler was doing, there was always a fan club to cheer him on.

He enjoyed Jeeping, racing, and being an aquarist.

Tayler was joined in marriage with Clair Elyssa Cole on October 11, 2014. Together they had two little boys and enjoyed their lives in Waynoka.

Tayler is survived by his wife Clair; his sons, Rycen and Maverick; his parents, Troy and Cindy Bradford; sister, Ashley Esparza (Jason); and many extended family members and friends.

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  1. We love you, Tayler and miss you so very much! Okay love ya, bye.

    – Susan Bradford
  2. Love and miss you little brother

    – Dustin Bradford
  3. Tayler Bradford was raised by Christian, family focused parents and he lived his life in such a way that his raising was evident every day. Tayler worked hard every day. He provided diligently for his family, and he had courage to face the needs of the moment. When the need to try and rescue the couple in that house, Tayler didn’t balk, he stepped up. Tayler will always be remembered as a loving son, husband, and father. Tayler loved being a firefighter.

    – Reva Spencer
  4. Your wife and boys miss you so much. We live everyday for you. Our hero forever ❤️

    – Clair bradford
  5. Love and miss you little brother. Forever in our hearts. Love you!! Bye!!