Patrolman Damon Talbott

Patrolman Damon Talbott

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, October 19, 2001

Damon Talbott

Patrolmen Damon Talbott and Ramon Solis were killed in a helicopter accident while participating in a training exercise with a medivac helicopter near Roswell, New Mexico.

The two officers, and a third member of the New Mexico State Police, were riding on the hospital-owned helicopter in order to learn procedures on how to set up landing zones at the scene of medical emergencies. It is believed the helicopter experienced a mechanical failure and crashed, killing the officers, and injuring the other occupants.
Patrolman Talbott and Patrolman Solis had both been with the New Mexico State Police for ten months after graduating from the same academy class.

Patrolman Talbott is survived by his parents and sister.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge 505

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Patrolman Talbott,
On today, the 16th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Patrolman who was also killed in that accident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Mexico. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 19, 2017

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