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Sheriff John L. Blackburn | Carson County Sheriff's Office, Nevada Carson County Sheriff's Office, Nevada


John L. Blackburn

Carson County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch: Thursday, November 28, 1861

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Blackburn was stabbed to death while attempting to arrest a murder suspect wanted in California. The Sheriff and the suspect had argued earlier in the day and then met later that night in a saloon. As Sheriff Blackburn attempted to take the man into custody he was stabbed several times in the chest with a bowie knife. The suspect escaped but was later shot and killed by another person who he had threatened to kill the previous night.

Sheriff Blackburn had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and child.

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