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City Marshal John T. Blair | Killeen Police Department, Texas Killeen Police Department, Texas

City Marshal

John T. Blair

Killeen Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, April 6, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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City Marshal John Blair was shot and killed as he attempted to stop a shootout between a father, son, and a man the father thought stole his wife.

Marshal Blair and the father were both killed.

Three years later, the son and the man accused of stealing the father's wife were in another shootout in which the son was killed.

Marshal Blair was survived by his wife, four daughters, mother, and seven siblings.

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Marshal Blair,
On today, the 98th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Killeen. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
April 6, 2015

 

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