Police Officer Talton E. Jett, Sr.

Police Officer Talton E. Jett, Sr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, November 17, 1992

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Talton E. Jett, Sr.

Police Officer Talton Jett was killed in a vehicle crash near the intersection of South Claiborne Avenue and Adams Street while responding to an officer needs assistance call.

He was rushing to assist officers trying to disarm a knife-wielding mental patient when a car moved in front of him. Officer Jett swerved to avoid the vehicle and jumped a median, struck a pole, and overturned. He was rushed to the Ochsner Foundation Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries at 3:30 pm.

Officer Jett had served with the New Orleans Police Department for 9 months.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, officer assistance

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One day we will meet. You are a legend. See you heaven Uncle Talton

Johnathan Harris

November 6, 2023

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