Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Talton E. Jett, Sr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, November 17, 1992

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Reflections for Police Officer Talton E. Jett, Sr.

It's hard to believe that 20 years have passed since that fateful day. You and your family are still and will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sergeant (ret.) S. Monaco
New Orleans Police Deposit

November 17, 2022

I often times think of you and the time we spent patrolling the 2 district on evening watch as 206. You were a great partner and a good friend that was taken from the world way too soon. RIP brother.

Former NOPD Ron Wigginton
New Orleans Police

July 15, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Jett.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 21, 2019

It's been approximately 20 years since we last laughed, joked and talked about ol' times. I miss you cuz, and I will never forget the bond that we had throughout our lives. Things aren't the same in New Orleans anymore, but your son is a beacon of light in his father's image. I love you and miss you Talton. You will never, ever be forgotten.

Special Agent Ty Fairman
Federal Bureau of Investigation

October 11, 2012

Today would have been your 47th birthday, Happy Birthday Talton you are gone but never forgotten.


November 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Talton


November 12, 2010

There isn't a day that passes that you don't cross my mind. As I near the age you were when you passed I see just how short life can really be. Sometimes it's hard for me, I don't exactly know who I am at times, but everyone says I am exactly like you. Guess there wasn't enough room for both of us in this world ;) Don't worry, I'll carry the torch with my head held high.

Love you daddy,
Your only son

Talton E. Jett Jr.

June 25, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 17, 2009

To the family of Police Officer Talton E. Jett Sr.:

On this, the sixteenth anniversary of Talton’s tragic accident, I want you to know that Talton is not forgotten. Today, I dedicated our roll call to his memory. It was my call for assistance that Talton was responding to on that day. He will forever be in my memory. Talton and you are often in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and bless you through the years.

Sergeant Scott Monaco
New Orleans Police Department

November 17, 2008

RIP.You will never be forgotten.


November 1, 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

February 10, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 29, 2007

15 years without you have been hard, but with my faith in God, I know you aren't so far! You're right in my heart, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!


November 12, 2007

Brother we had a great time togeather while working and we had a lot of fun but you were taken from us way to soon doing the thing we all did saving a brother. Its was hard to see you leave us but I know you are patroling those golden gates waiting for your brothers to come.

see you soon so we may go 10-8 again togeather.

Brothers always...


May 9, 2007

Fallen 14 yrs. ago, but NEVER forgotten.

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

November 5, 2006

A Poem: Your Daughter's Heart

Dad I think of you everyday,
and in my heart you will always stay.

I know you're looking down on me.
But, I wish you were here to see,

all the things that I have done,
like dancing, graduating, and having fun.

I often wonder how it would be,
to have a conversation with you and the grown up me.

Because the last time we talked I was a little girl,
not knowing much about the world.

But, now I know,
and as my tears flow,

you see that it is true,
that I miss you!

Love always,

Daughter, Tamika Jett

April 3, 2006

Officer Jett,
You and your family are in our prayers. Rest Esay Brother !

Dep. Paul Sperandeo, Off. Amy Sperandeo
Jefferson PArish Sheriffs Office, Gretna Police Dept. LA

April 15, 2005

I find myself,
in between

that space where life stands still
things as I knew
no longer are

a quiet lull
in void of you
that lingers in my grieving days
as I learn to be...
in between

the no-mans-land where two worlds meet
death and life
a still retreat / a raging storm

still movement forward
standing still
is empty now

and struggle I to find my way
waiting, lingering
curling, stretching
standing still

making room for something new
my in between

and waiting now for life to come
midst this death

important time...this in between
to feel / to grieve and hold / be held
to heal / to say goodbye
and reach hello
and wait for what is next enter in

March 12, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

November 17, 2004

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