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.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 4500

Incident Details

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

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It’s been over 33 years since you loss your life. We met at Oak Cliff Bank and Trust through your wonderful mom Violet. I remember you as a fine dashing young man who became a police officer. To this day I still remember the day you lost your life. We were all shocked at the bank and ached for sweet Violet and your beautiful daughter. After all these years I looked to see if I could find you mentioned in Dallas Police Dept. records. Thankfully you are not forgotten. Sadly every time a police officer loses his or her life during their patrol I remember you and your sacrifice. I just wanted your family to know Gary that someone still thinks of you after all these years.

Monica May
Co Worker of Gary’s Mom Violet.

August 2, 2019

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