Robert Talanges Obituary, Death – The sad news that one of our own staff members has passed away was brought to our attention by this organization with a profound feeling of loss. Robert Charles “Taco” Talanges, who was 60 years old, passed away unexpectedly early this morning as a result of a terrible tragedy that took place at his house a few weeks ago. The incident occurred in the early morning hours. Robert started his career in law enforcement in 1989 when he became a patrol officer for the Woodruff Police Department. That year was the beginning of his law enforcement career.
It was the year 1990 when he made the shift to the Spartanburg Police Department, where he worked as both a patrol officer and a firefighter. His first year there was spent learning the ropes of both jobs. In 1997, he made the transition to working in the forensic section of the city’s police department. Since 2005, Robert has been employed by the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office in the forensics division of the agency. In this position, he was responsible for the processing and photography of crime scenes, as well as the collection of evidence, the testing of latent prints, and the execution of search warrants. In addition to these responsibilities, he also participated in the testing of latent prints. In the year 2020, Robert was given a promotion that made him the Sergeant in charge of our forensics team.
This position was previously held by Robert’s predecessor. Because of this, he was held responsible for all major crime scenes, and he was also responsible for training a considerable number of our other forensic officers. In 2021, Robert made a transfer request to our civil division, and he continued to work with that group up until the day he passed away. Robert was a member of that group until the day he died. In addition to that, Robert was a member of the Dive Team of the Sheriff’s Office for a considerable length of time during his career. We would like to take this time to not only express our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and fellow sisters and brothers in blue, but also to thank him for the dedicated and faithful service he provided to the people of Spartanburg County over the course of 33 years.