Patrolman John Blair

Patrolman John Blair

St. Charles Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, December 6, 1913

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John Blair

Patrolman Blair and Patrolman James Lamb were shot and killed while attempting to arrest three gamblers who they had previously told to leave town. In an exchange of gunfire Patrolman Lamb killed one of the suspects.

A posse overtook and captured the other two a short time later ten miles east of St. Charles City. Both, 27 and 29, were hanged in the county jail at St. Charles on August 18, 1916.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender One shot and killed; Two executed

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Imagine my surprise while researching an incident from my previous career and entering my name. Then this article appears! I'm one of the fortunate ones who did the full service and walked away. My condolences to the family of this hero and the men and women of the St Charles PD
May you RIP brother

Off John P Blair (Retired)
City of Allentown, PA

July 28, 2021

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