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Patrolman Damon Talbott

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, October 19, 2001

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Reflections for Patrolman Damon Talbott

Damon was sitting around thinking about our time in the academy and looking at old photos. Boy we were excited, dreaming about where we would get stationed and where we would be at the end of it. Some of us got to make it through but a piece of us remained with every classmate, friend and brother that was taken way to soon. Great times and memories. Rest in Peace Brother

Chief Ron Crow - Retired
Edgewood Police Department (Former NMSP)

March 15, 2024

Happy heavenly 44th birthday today. You were 3 weeks short of your 22nd bday when you were killed. It’s so hard to celebrate your big day without you here. I sang happy bday to you this morning and cried. Dad hugged me as I wept. I long for you to be here to enjoy Sabrina, Steve, and your nieces and nephews. I love you so much Damon. I’m blessed to be your

Bonnie Talbott
Surviving Mom of Damon K. Talbott
NMSP Officer
EOW 10-19-01

November 5, 2023

Rest in Paradise Patrolman Damon Talbott, you are not forgotten today on your 19th EOW. Prayers going up for your family who still miss you dearly.

Kristen Sweaza
Daughter of retired ILOD LAPD Motor Officer
Wife of Police Captain Rob Sweaza Fountain Valley PD, CA (RET)
Founder of Blue_Wives_Matter

October 19, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Talbott.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 6, 2019

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.


United States Border Patrol

October 19, 2017

I met your father today and no there was no doubt someone was watching over him. He told me about you but I did not ask what happened. I never knew you but will never forget your service or or your father.

Zac Nichols, Trooper IV
Texas Highway Patrol

January 1, 2015

Somewhere I came across your name and wanted to stop at your page and leave a reflection. I know that those who love you dearly think of you every day and forever carry those special memories of you in their hearts. They will never let you be forgotten. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

"If people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever."

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 3, 2013

Hi Damon. It has been awhile since I've written my thoughts to you so I'm thankful your Dad and Sister showed me this.. I think back on the many memories we had growing up in school and after we graduated HS. I sit here today as I write this with my eyes filled with tears but still a big smile on my face because you were such a big part of my life growing up. I'll never forget the day my parents drove from NM to Texas to tell me the news in person and it broke my heart :( When we moved a few years ago my son who was 7 at the time opened an album of pictures of you along with many letters. One letter he opened had the lyrics of the George Straight song check yes or no. He was bothered that I never gave back the letter to you with the Yes checked. So he and I sat down together and stamped and sealed it with a kiss and mailed to you in heaven. Hopefully the postman gave that to you :) My husband and both kids have heard many stories about you and how much you meant to me. I got to see your sweet sister and your niece a few months ago at a cheer compeition in Dallas. I had to fight the tears back when I saw your sister because it has been so long and I felt like I was starring at guys have always looked so much alike! I love you like crazy, I miss you even more and hope to hug your sweet neck again someday. Love, Amanda

Amanda Marling Walls
Dear Friend

May 15, 2012

Hi cousin. I bet you have a beautiful view where you are. I think of you so often, but today I can't get you off of my mind. It feels as if it was just yesterday that I was feeling the loss I am feeling today. I have told my husband so much about you. I wish you two could of met. Tristen reminds me of you from time to time. So tall, slim and handsome. Thank you for all the joy you brought to every single persont that knew you. Thank you for all the talks we had. You were younger than me but we were always able to talk for hours. Everytime I see a river it reminds me of duck hunting with you and even more it reminds me of you attempting to be a gentleman and carry me across to keep me from getting wet, but instead you dropped me in. OOPS. I know you are watching over everyone from heaven and smiling down proud. The last time I talked to you you said I love you and I said I love you too Damon. So that is how I will leave this today. I love you.


May 15, 2012

Damon, I never knew you, but I know your Dad. Kim and I went to school together. I knew your grandfather too. I am sure, without a doubt that you were a fine young man whose life was cut short far to soon. I wish I had known you, but I know one day we will meet. A very good friend of mine came to heaven in June of 2007. Tell my brother Chris Jaramillo I said hi and I love him and we care for Martha as much as we can. I will continue to pray for your family.

Kelly Corbitt

May 15, 2012

I didn't know Damon well, just remember him as a kid at Monterrey Elementary, he was in his last year when I started. He was always such a nice young man, even back then. I continued to hear about him from his grandmother, my coworker, until his tragic death. The world lost an amazing young man that day.

Becky Thomas
Family friend

May 15, 2012

U.S. Hwy 70 mile post 325 to 329 has been named in Memory of Officers Damon Talbott and Raymond Robert Solis, New Mexico State Police Officers killed in the line of duty.

You will now be remembered by every motoring citizen who travels this highway.

God bless you and your family now and always!

Stephen Cary - Lieutenant
New Mexico State Police

October 26, 2011

Good Morning Damon. Well you name was flying over Roswell this week end. Hope you saw it. We sponsored the Hot Air Ballon again this year for the old timers ballon rally. We had NMSP officer Mike Williams and his son ride on Sunday and RPD officer Kim Northcut ride on Sat. Good flying. I know you alwasy liked to fly. Still trying to get the sign in honor of you on the highway. Just seems like people do not want to remember you. You will always be remembered as long as I am Mom are still here. yesterday was kind of hard form Mom as it was Mothers day. We love you and miss you so much Damon. Love Dad

Kim Talbott

May 9, 2011

Happy Birth Day Damon!! You would be 31 years old today. It has been 9 years since God called you home and it seems like an eternity since I heard your voice. We miss you so much. Love Dad

Kim talbott

November 5, 2010

Man so I already messed this up and submitted without out saying anything go figure? I'm writing this simply for,I don't know exactly what for except to help me let out. I have known Damon and his entire family for my whole life. Kim was an umpire in little league baseball which I talked to nearly everyday Bonnie was always beautiful Bonnie. Damon and I had always been friends we went to elementary school together and lived one block away from one another. I never knew that small ties could develop such a strong bond between two people. Though there were times we didn't speak it seemed as though each time we came in contact we couldn't tell that time had passed. We became very close friends prior to him moving on. We shared things together that at that time I didn't think friends could share. Although he was only one year older than me he taught me things about life, how he knew them I have no idea. Damon was and is my best friend, he knows things about me as well I know things about him that will only stay between us. I'm writing this because it has been nearly 9 years since my friend went on a trip and I think about him everyday. However he helped me see things in a different perspective and appreciate things that a lot of people would over look! He is truly the best person I have ever met in my life and the years we spent together I hold very true to me. I want to say to those who read this,you are my friends also because we share something dear with one another. On the lighter side with him being up there it sure makes it easier for me with girls because I was no match for him he dominated me "he must have got those from Bonnie". I really hope everyone can enjoy this. He is such a great man and can't wait to see him again!!

Chris Hutchins

September 30, 2010

Damon, What a sad day for us. Y9our mentor and friend, Sgt. tingwall as come home to see you. Is he calling you "Swim Boy" It is now your turn to show Andy the way around heaven as he showed you aroung during your training. Help Sgt Tingwall out. We miss you so much here on earth but know you are in a better place and we will get to see you soon. I love you Damon. Love Dad.

Kim Talbott

June 11, 2009

I find myself thinking of you on this day, seven years after you have gone. As I prepare for some changes in my life, I can only imagine how it would be if you were still around. I will return to NM soon, and I know you will watch over me, as you watch over your family, while I continue to serve. For now my friend, vaya con dios, and remember that you are not forgotten.

Wes Davis - U.S. Ranger
Bureau of Land Management, Law Enforcement

October 19, 2008



March 12, 2008


I never had the privilege in life to know you. However, I have had the honor of knowing your father for a very short time, your father has been helping my family through what we thought was the worst thing we would ever live through. However, on December 31, 2007 I learned what your fathers pain is with your passing. Just like you Damon my Son Cayden was taken too soon. My heart will always know how your father feels, from reading his comments and just knowing your father spirit I can see he loves you more than anything in this World. Damon, you and your family will always have a place in my heart and in my family.

Levi L. Crook
Las Vegas, NV

January 11, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 17, 2007

The same year 2001, a few of the officers were taken. How ironic, all in NM. Such a tragedy, how you were all taken, but it was you all's time. God called you all home that year. Imagine, the peace and joy you're all in but sadness on our hearts. That can only be changed knowing you all are there with God. How awesome can that be! Thank you so much for your service to this great state. Our prayers are with you all's family. We bond together and stick together thru the end. No, wait, there is no end. For we will all see each other again someday and live in eternity, free of all this wickedness. God Bless.

NM Citizen

October 19, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Patrolman Talbott on the anniversary of his passing. Another hero taken too soon. God Bless

911 Dispatcher

October 19, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service


October 16, 2007

Patrolman Talbott, thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

October 15, 2007

Well Damon, you now have another NMSP brother with you. Help take care of Chris. I know right now that his family is missing him like we miss you. You sit on my desk and watch over me every day. I love you son. Dad

Kim Talbott
Damon's Dad

June 14, 2007

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