Officer J. D. Blackwell

Officer J. D. Blackwell

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, February 4, 1968

J. D. Blackwell

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.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

Most Recent Reflection

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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.


February 19, 2015

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