Md. Officer Dies from Contracting Illness During Blood Transfusion

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Police Officer William Talbert died as the result of contracting Hepatitis C following a blood transfusion in 1980 after being injured by a drunk driver.

According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, he was pinned between his cruiser and another vehicle when a drunk driver struck one of the vehicles. He was transported to a hospital where he underwent a blood transfusion. Later, it was discovered that the blood was infected with Hepatitis C.

Talbert, a U.S. Navy veteran, had served with the Montgomery County Police Department for 13 years until he was forced to medically retire in 1984. He passed away on Jan. 27, 2012.

For funeral information, please contact Chief of Police Thomas Manger at the Montgomery County Police Department: 301/279-8000.


Oregon Deputy Killed in Crash

Coos County deputy killed when thrown from overturning ATV while patrolling timber land.

Texas Officer Killed in Crash

Head-on collision claims Pearsall officer during a transport.

Heart Attack Claims New Jersey Patrolman

Manchester Township officer suffers a fatal heart attack in the department gym.

Crash Claims Louisiana Officer

Jeanerette officer was killed in a crash during a vehicle pursuit.

Florida Officer Killed in Training

Ocala officer is accidentally shot while participating in firearms training.

Alabama Officer Killed in Collision with Tractor Trailer

Police Officer David Colley was killed when his patrol car collided with a tractor trailer at the intersection of Narrow Lane Road and East South Boulevard.