Corporal Gary Reeves Blair

Corporal Gary Reeves Blair

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, March 20, 1986

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Gary Reeves Blair

Corporal Gary Blair was shot and killed with his own weapon after making a traffic stop.

The person he stopped exited his vehicle and a struggle ensued. A second man exited the vehicle and began to help the first man. The first man gained control of Corporal Blair's handgun and shot him in the neck. Corporal Blair was able to access his backup gun and shot and killed the suspect as well. The second man was not convicted in Corporal Blair's murder.

Corporal Blair had been with the agency for five years. He was survived by his daughter and fiancee.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 4500

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Gary,
Every now and then the memories just fill my heart and I am thankful I found this page to share. As I read through all the reflections we all have a common feeling of knowing what an exceptional man you were to so many. I know you are soaring with the angels. My fondest memory is when you took me on patrol one night and you got the police helicopter to take us on a ride around downtown Dallas. Ending the evening with eating watermelon in the parking lot of Kmart with your fellow officers. RIP my dear friend.

Kristie
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May 23, 2019

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