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Deputy Director Kenneth L. Blunt | Illinois Secretary of State Police Department, Illinois Illinois Secretary of State Police Department, Illinois

Deputy Director

Kenneth L. Blunt

Illinois Secretary of State Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, January 31, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Deputy Director Kenneth Blunt struck and killed by a vehicle while assisting at an accident scene during on I-55, near mile marker 80 in Divernon, Sangamon County.

Another vehicle lost control on the icy highway and slid into the median, fatally striking Deputy Director Blunt.

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On a wintry day thirty years ago today, you came upon an accident scene. You rendered aid to the victim however the icy road conditions caused the driver of another vehicle to lose control causing their vehicle to slid into you and in a twinkling of an eye you were GONE.
Deputy Director Blunt
You did not die in vain
You rendered aid to another sacrificing your life in the service to the citizens of the State of Illinois with HONOR, PRIDE, and DISTINCTION.
I'm proud to call you BROTHER.
I'm proud to have worn the UNIFORM.
I'm proud to have pinned the STAR upon my chest.
As my years of service have come to an end by means of RETIREMENT.
I'm proud to be S.O.S.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR KENNETH L. BLUNT although you are forever 10-42
YOUR SACRIFICE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN !!!
Rest in Peace my fallen Brother.

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01
January 31, 2013

 

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