He was elected to the City Council of North Ogden, about 45 miles north of Salt Lake City, in 2009 and became the full-time mayor in 2013, according to the city council website.
"This is unbelievably tragic".
Reports indicated the attacker was a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces and that the attacker was immediately killed by other Afghan forces, the NATO-led Resolute Support coalition said.
Taylor was deployed to Afghanistan in January with the Utah National Guard.
This year, at least three U.S. military personnel have been killed in "green-on-blue" attacks.
The unexpected death of Taylor, who was months from finishing his tour and is survived by seven children and his wife Jennie, drew an outpouring of grief in Utah and on social media late Saturday.
Herbert scheduled a Sunday news conference with Maj.
The city of North Ogden is planning a memorial for Taylor, but details of the event have not been released yet. He served 12 years as an officer in the United States Army National Guard, including seven years on active duty. The wounded service member is undergoing medical treatment and is in stable condition. Officials say another US service member is being treated for wounds sustained in the attack in Kabul on Saturday.
"I am heartbroken at the news that we lost one of our own today in Afghanistan and feel completely humbled by the service and the ultimate sacrifice offered by this courageous and selfless soldier". Gen. Jefferson Burton, the adjutant general of the state's National Guard. We must rally around his family.
Afghan policemen keep watch following an air strike from an Afghan military helicopter during ongoing clashes between Afghan security forces and militants near the Eid Gah Mosque in Kabul on August 21, 2018.
'I wish them all the comfort and courage to face the hard days ahead'.
"He always wanted to give back and make the world a better place", Cox said in a telephone interview Saturday night. "The threat is very real".