Eric Huston Talley
Eric Huston Talley, devoted husband and father died on March 22, 2021 at the age of 51. Eric was born in Houston, Texas on September 26, 1969. He was the son of Homer Carroll Talley III and Judy Ellen (Butler) Talley. He graduated from Highland High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1988. He earned a Master's degree from Ball State University in computer science in 2001 and worked in the tech industry for six years before becoming a police officer in Boulder, Colorado in 2010. He married Leah Anne Laurenzano on August 19, 1993 and over the next twenty-eight years raised seven children.
Though he began his profession working for Avaya in Thornton, Colorado, he "felt a higher calling" and at the age 40 transitioned into the police force, a childhood dream. He would often jokingly acknowledge that he entered the police force because it was less stressful than trouble-shooting computer systems.
Eric was never afraid to confront danger. For the next eleven years he protected his family as well as his community while working as a Boulder Police Officer. He not only patrolled the streets but willingly took on many collateral duties including being one of the original members of the police drone team. He also worked as part of the Explorers program which positively influenced young boys and girls to become police officers. He continually touched many hearts and saved many lives. He was loved by many and he will be missed by all
Eric is survived by his wife Leah Anne (Laurenzano), his seven children Aaron Michael, Livia Angelina, Madeline Grace, Stephen Christopher, Phillip Andrew, Laura Kathryn, Paul Shay Marie; his mother Judy Ellen (Butler) Talley, father Homer Carroll (Shay) Talley III, step-mother Jean (Deardoff Talley); sister Kirstin Brooks, niece Jorleigh Rider.
Posted online on March 31, 2021