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Police Officer Eric Talley

Boulder Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, March 22, 2021

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Reflections for Police Officer Eric Talley

Officer Talley,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

April 11, 2021

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

April 10, 2021

Jesus Christ, during His earthly ministry, proclaimed, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

April 3, 2021

Jesus Christ, during His earthly ministry, proclaimed, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

April 3, 2021

Your selflessness and bravery is an inspiration to police officers nationwide.

Thank you for truly serving others and protecting innocent people.

Detective Andrew Holmes
Caldwell Police Department, Caldwell, Idaho

April 2, 2021

RIP Hero.

Sergeant Bakersfield Police, Ca Dennis E
Bakersfield Police CA

April 2, 2021

Be Thou at Peace Warrior.

Thank you for selfless service to our Great Nation.

SGT JD COTHAM, Retired
El Paso Police Department
1998 - 2018

April 2, 2021

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY. ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON. REST IN GOD'S ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM
NONE

April 1, 2021

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON
REST IN GOD'S ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM
NONE

March 31, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family, friends, peers and all who have been affected by this terrible event. Colorado Law Enforcement is deeply saddened, we will not forget the sacrifice Officer Talley made as he served his community at the highest level with honor and bravery. Rest In Peace my brother and all who love you will see you again.

Sergeant Jesse Stanford
Palisade Police

March 30, 2021

REST IN PEACE BROTHER WE'VE GOT THE WATCH FROM HERE.

Jody Romero

March 30, 2021

I would like to offer my condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Officer Talley. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your loved one’s service and sacrifice will be remembered. I will be praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

March 29, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Talley and the Boulder Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Talley, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

March 29, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Talley. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers for your Family and all those who Loved and cared for you.

Cpl. Terri Albright
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

March 29, 2021

My dear friend, Eric... I will miss you. I'll miss the random talks, the dependable person you were to me, and the way you always had something entertaining to say. You were a rock for me, and I always had you to turn to. Your legacy is your kids and family, and the people who knew you. I was lucky enough to have met you, and even luckier to call you my friend.

Eric, my dear friend, rest easy... We'll take it from here.

Your friend, Jeremy Herko

March 29, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

March 28, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 28, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Kurt Danielson (Detective)
Lake Zurich Police Department, Illinois - retired

March 28, 2021

You are a true hero, Ofc. Talley. I hope some day soon that fact brings some level of peace to your family and fellow officers. I am so sorry. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Sgt. Doug Kazensky (Longview, WA)
Longview (WA) Police Department

March 28, 2021

Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescant in pace. Amen.

Don Whicker

March 28, 2021

The City of Boulder will forever be indebted to your sacrifice. From that horrific day on -- for each waking moment -- for the rest our lives -- we will remember you.

The watch is ours, Officer Talley.

Regional Dispatcher II
Boulder, Colorado

March 27, 2021

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo
Nassau County PD, NY

March 27, 2021

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND FOR OUR FAMILY OF BLUE
THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION. ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER TAKEN FROM HIS FAMILY. REST IN GOD'S ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM

March 27, 2021

When a Law Enforcement Officer is killed in the line of duty, it is not only he or she who dies. It is not only that officer's family who feels this sudden loss, this huge hole in what was a tight-knit family, although they feel the tragedy of the immediate loss and must somehow cope with it. It affects all of us.

Each one of us dies a little when a Law Enforcement Officer is killed in the line of duty. We all feel a sense of loss when it happens. I live in Florida, yet even here, far away from Boulder, I felt the loss of those customers and of Officer Talley as he tried his best to defend those people whom he probably did not know personally, yet he gave the ultimate sacrifice to defend everyone in that grocery store.

Officer Talley, you gave your all to defend those people. Now let us watch over you as you enter that peace of eternal rest. May we never forget.

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
-- John 15:13 KJV

Mr. Paul L. Gray
Brevard Emergency Amateur Radio Services
Melbourne, FL

March 27, 2021

“We in this world today...shall be remembered...we few...we happy few...we Band Of Brothers...For he today...whom sheds his blood with me...shall be...My Brother...lest you say it proudly...we are but warriors for the working day.” Shakespeare

May the Lord bless you and keep
You, My Brother...your duty on earth is done...Go rest high on that mountain in all of Gods glory...and my prayer is that your loved ones can find peace and healing in that same grace and glory.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” Matt. 5:9

LT. Mark D.(MadDawg) Starling-Retired
Columbus Police Department, Columbus, Ga

March 26, 2021

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