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Master Sergeant Stanley W. Talbot | Illinois State Police, Illinois Illinois State Police, Illinois

Master Sergeant

Stanley W. Talbot

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, June 23, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 26 years

Badge # 1989

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Paroled in 2005

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Master Sergeant Stanley Talbot died from injuries sustained from being drug by a driver who was fleeing a roadside safety checkpoint.

The incident occurred in Rock Island, Illinois at 15th Street and 2nd Avenue. As the vehicle neared the checkpoint, Master Sergeant Talbot approached it and became entangled with the car as the driver fled the scene. Master Sergeant Talbot was dragged approximately half a mile before falling from the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle was apprehended two weeks later and charged with two counts of murder.

On August 28, 2002, the driver was convicted of reckless homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. He was sentenced to 12 years in jail but was paroled in November 2005 after serving only 4 years.

Master Sergeant Talbot was a 26 year veteran of the Illinois State Police and planned to retire in six months; He was assigned to District 7, Rock Island.

Master Sergeant Talbot is survived by his wife and daughter, who are both members of the Illinois State Police, and a son who serves with the Collinsville Police Department.

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Yesterday your daughter came to support my son as he graduated college with his Criminal Justice Degree... like your daughter... my son is following his father's footsteps into a law enforcement career... It truly meant the world to us all... Although I never met you... I believe that you met my husband as he did an internship with your department a year before his death... that connection was felt...

Thank you for your service... and your daughter's service... and continue to watch over us all...

Jen Morales
Surviving Spouse of Marlon Morales, Metro Transit PD, EOW 6/16/2001
May 10, 2015

 

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