Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William Dewitt Talbert

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, January 27, 2012

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Reflections for Police Officer William Dewitt Talbert

Police Officer William Dewitt Talbert gave his life to serve and protect. He will always be honored and forever remembered. Thank you, Officer William Dewitt Talbert for all you did, Forever Rest In Peace!

Rachel Blitz
Montgomery County, MD (Resident)
Thankful Citizen

April 14, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Talbert.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 31, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

Hello Bill. We never met but you have been in my thoughts and prayers for the past 2 &1/2 years since I met your family. I'm a retired NYPD detective and a 9-11-01 survivor. Like you I was injured and I reluctantly retired due to my injuries on 9/11. I have learned so much about you from your family.
I went through a very difficult time trying to adjust to life without my profession that I loved so much as you loved your profession.

I know that you would have helped had we known each other.
I know that I would have been able to talk to you.
I know that you would have listened to me as no one else could.
I know that I would have been able to deal with the trauma of that awful day
if I could have had the benefit of your counsel.

I have tried to look out for your family with all my energy, effort and heart.
I am honored that your family has included me in the days of remembrances in your honor.
I miss you Bill.
I wish I had known you.
Rest In Peace my Brother.

Detective Ruben Velez
NYPD (retired)

March 27, 2018

Uncle Bill,

I can't believe it's been over 5 years, but I still think of you often. Thank you for the tremendous impact and influence you had on my life. You were a big reason I chose a career in law enforcement and still remember sitting in your patrol car as a young kid. I appreciate all the time you took for me. I look forward to seeing you again one day.

I always remember "be careful out there"

Robert Jones -Nephew of William Talbert
Retired Trooper First Class, Maryland State Police

June 20, 2017

Continue to rest in peace my brother in blue.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 27, 2017

Sir: I wanted to thank you today for coming to South Hagerstown High School to talk about the consequences of driving while impaired. Your presentation was, in short, a testimonial to your father. His life, his tireless work, his love and his example showed! Amazing! He is with you and I hope that you will continue to give this outstanding talk! I briefly met you afterwards to shake your hand, a small sign of gratitude, I know. Your father is smiling upon you from heaven. He would be (and I believe, is) very proud! As you mentioned, your hope is that NONE of our juniors, seniors, faculty or staff have to suffer what you and your family lived through. I will pray for your father, your family and for you, Sir. Thank you! Thank you! I can not adequately describe how your presentation made me become more aware of my choices on the road. I am sure you touched others, too! God bless you! Here is to your father, your friend, your admiration Officer William Dewitt Talbert. I wish I had known him...yet to a degree, I can say that I do...through your inspirational and touching talk.

Susan Twigg

May 20, 2016

The circumstances and similarities of Ofc Talbert's EOW and Noah's death today are too similar. We need to end all drunk driving now!

Patrol Officer

December 10, 2015

Though I never had the honor of knowing Officer William Talbert I have come to know of him. Everyone that I meet who knew "Bill" speak of him with genuine respect and affection.
You are not forgotten "Bill".
Rest In Peace.

Detective Ruben Velez Ret.

September 25, 2015

May peace be with you and your family Officer Talbert on the one year anniversary of your EOW.

J. Gantner
Grandson, Son, Brother of NJ P.O.'s and NJSP

January 27, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends. May you Rest In Peace.

Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations - HSI

December 30, 2012

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 2, 2012

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of All Comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join them in their agonizing grief & remember them in my prayers.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
And we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

July 17, 2012

Officer Talbert,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USN. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

April 4, 2012

it is very sad to read a brother police officer has passed. Please take care of his family!

Retired PO John Giordano

March 27, 2012



March 21, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

March 8, 2012

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of all comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join you in your agonizing grief & remember you in my prayers.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

March 2, 2012

My heart goes out to the family, friends and co-workers of this brave Officer. May God bring you peace and a speedy closure to this tragic event. Please remember, our brother will ALWAYS be a HERO and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR P.D.

March 1, 2012

It's been a month since you left us and I finally have enough strength to post something on here. Right now I'm sitting in my cruiser on night shift and I wanted you to know that you were the closest friend, the biggest supporter and the most wonderful father anyone could ever ask for... I miss you every second of every day but know that this isn't a permanent goodbye.
You taught me everything I know about this job and I am forever grateful. I hope to pass your knowledge to my son and I hope that I can be half the father to him that you were to me...
But remember, It's not goodbye... I'll see you later...

And remember, to all my brothers and sisters with a badge as my father would always tell me...

"Be careful out there..."

Trooper First Class William R. Talbert, Maryland State Police
Son of Officer William D. Talbert, Montgomery County Police Dept, MD (EOW - 1/27/2012)

February 28, 2012

RIP, my partner and longtime friend. You fought the fight and your pain and suffering are over. GOD'S Speed.

Corporal (Retied) Paul H. Sterling, Jr.
Montgomery County (Md.) Police Department

February 23, 2012

Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Matt Allen
Granville PD Granville, WV

February 19, 2012

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

February 17, 2012

Rest in Peace

Detective David Roberts
Chicago Police Department

February 15, 2012

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