Deputy Sheriff John Leroy Talley

Deputy Sheriff John Leroy Talley

Sutter County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, December 24, 1955

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John Leroy Talley

Deputy Talley and Undersheriff Charles Blackburn drowned when their patrol car was overtaken by water when a levee on the Feather River broke. The two were driving to warn residents of the break when they were killed.

Deputy Talley was survived by his mother, five sisters, and three brothers.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Rest in peace always knowing that your law enforcement brethren will never forget your service and sacrifice. Merry Christmas to you and all your family and loved ones.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 24, 2020

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