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Sergeant John M. Blaser | Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

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John M. Blaser

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch: Friday, August 31, 1990

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 2916

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 21 years

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Sergeant Blaser and Officer David Gabrielli were killed when they were struck by a vehicle while investigating an earlier drunk driving related accident. As they were standing in the median a car driven by another drunk driver swerved across two lanes of traffic and struck them both.

The driver of that vehicle had a BAC of .25. He was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Sergeant Blaser had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, parents, and brother.

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