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Officer J. D. Blackwell | Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

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J. D. Blackwell

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Sunday, February 4, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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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.

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Officer Blackwell,
I sure wish I could of met you.

You are very well respected in the Blackwell family and as a police officer of Baton Rouge City. I know your grandson, Brandon, is following in your footsteps, and you should be very proud. I know you have inspired him in so many ways.

Thank you for your service.

Anonymous
February 19, 2015

 

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