Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Not available
Officer J.D. Blackwell was killed when a drunk driver struck his police motorcycle as he escorted a funeral procession.
Officer Blackwell had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and three sons, and their children. One of Officer Blackwell's grandsons is now a member of the Baton Rouge Police Department.