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Inspector John W. Blackburn | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania


John W. Blackburn

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, January 17, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not guilty by reason of insanity

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Inspector Blackburn was shot to death by a man who had barricaded himself in his apartment on Mermaid Lane near St. Martin’s Lane, Chestnut Hill, armed with a shotgun.

The man was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Inspector Blackburn had served with the agency for 25 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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A Hero now in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
January 17, 2015


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