City Marshal Robert T. Blassingame

City Marshal Robert T. Blassingame

Wister Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, July 3, 1928

Robert T. Blassingame

Marshal Robert Blassingame succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained three weeks earlier when he was attached on a railroad platform.

Two men approached him and asked him what time a train was due to arrive. One of the men then grabbed him from behind and produced a handgun. Marshal Blassingame was able to break free and pulled his own gun, but was shot in the stomach.

Marshal Blassingame had served with the agency for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 17, 1928
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

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