Vigil held for West Virginian killed in Jacksonville

Monroe County
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Many gathered at James Monroe High School Monday, August 27, 2018, to remember the life of Taylor Robertson, who was killed at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday.

With heavy hearts, family members, friends, and community members lit a candle and stood in silence to carry on the memory of Robertson.

Friend of Robertson, Andrew Evans said he will be remembered as an all-star athlete, a straight-A student, but most of all, a loving friend.

“He was the most humble human being. To have the ability and the talents that he did that I’ve ever known really,” Evans said.

Robertson graduated in the class of 2009 from James Monroe. He went on to college, earned his degree, and worked at a bank. In his free time, Robertston played in Madden football video game tournaments. 

Nobody ever thought playing video games would be the end to Robertson’s life.

“You don’t think things like this can happen to people like Taylor Robertson. Growing up, Taylor Robertson was a few years older than me and you think, growing up he’s a superhero. He’s invincible. Things like this don’t happen to people like that,” Evans said.

Robertson was a father, husband, and friend to many. His legacy will live in Monroe County forever.

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