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.

In July 2017, Rock Island's Centennial Bridge was renamed Master Sgt. Stanley W. Talbot Memorial Bridge near the incident's intersection.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge 1989

Incident Details

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

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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