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Deputy Sheriff Joshua Edwin Blyler | St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida

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Joshua Edwin Blyler

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, May 2, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 20

Tour: 10 months

Badge # 3257

Cause: Automobile crash

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Deputy Blyler was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a 911 call.

Deputy Blyler had been dispatched to a theft at a convenience store, but was diverted to a 911 hang up call. Deputy Blyler was driving his marked patrol car in a non-emergency mode when he lost control and struck a mailbox. He went into a drainage ditch, began to overturn, and struck a tree and power pole.

A team from St. John's County Fire Rescue witnessed the crash and worked to save Deputy Blyler, using the Jaws of Life to free him from the wreckage. Deputy Blyler was removed by air ambulance to Shands Jacksonville, where he died shortly after 5 a.m.

Deputy Blyler had served with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office for 10 months, and is survived by his parents and brother.

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I was a couple of years older than you when you died. I was a cop in Knoxville Tennessee. I relocated and got a job with st. Augustine p.d. Right after your death. I'm 38 now with 3 kids. I never knew you, but your story brought me here for some reason. I'm still with sapd. I hope to meet you in the ever after. Your passing called me here. God bless brother.

Cpl. Tim Bryan
St Augustine p.d.
October 15, 2016


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