Master Sergeant Stanley W. Talbot

Master Sergeant Stanley W. Talbot

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, June 23, 2001

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Stanley W. Talbot

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.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge 1989

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Paroled in 2005

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Stan, worked with you and laughed with you, and was very saddened at your passing. You were the first officer ever, in my rookie first call for assistance, to back me up. And a few times after that, just in case I needed assistance, even after you had gone to plain clothes investigation. Miss you.

Captain Jim Thomas, Ret.
IDNR Conservation Police

June 24, 2019

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