Deputy Sheriff Robert L. Talburt

Deputy Sheriff Robert L. Talburt

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Friday, December 14, 1984

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Robert L. Talburt

Deputy Robert Talburt was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a burglary call. Deputy Talburt's patrol car hit a piece of mud in the road left over from a construction crew. Deputy Talburt lost control of the vehicle and stuck a telephone pole.

A civilian came across the accident and radioed the incident in on Deputy Talburt's radio.

The burglary call was unfounded.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I went to the Oregon Police Academy with Robert and we became friends. He was admired by all in our class. I remember getting a phone call that he was involved in a fatal crash and to this day feel the gut punch. I and another officer from my agency attended his funeral, my first officer line of duty funeral. Rest easy Robert.

Sgt.Dean Sawyer Ret.
Newport Oregon Police

December 8, 2019

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