Rural Police Officer William Henry Talley

Rural Police Officer William Henry Talley

Oconee County Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, October 12, 1928

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William Henry Talley

Rural Police Officer William Talley succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was attacked by two people after responding to a disturbance in front of Cherry Hill Church.

He suffered a fractured skull when he was assaulted and beaten by the men.

One of the men was sentenced to life in prison while the second was sentenced to 10 years.

Officer Talley had served with the Oconee County Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, October 11, 1928
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Officer Talley,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oconee County.


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October 12, 2018

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