Corporal Gary Reeves Blair

Corporal Gary Reeves Blair

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, March 20, 1986

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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I was working at Oak Cliff Bank and Trust Company at the time with Garys' mom, Violet Steward. Through this lovely lady I was able to meet Gary and found out that he was a collage roommate of one of my high school classmates, David Black.

The Blair and Steward Family will always remain in my memories.

Clarence Nash
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September 6, 2016

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