Chief of Police William H. Ginter

Chief of Police William H. Ginter

Blairsville Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, December 14, 1903

William H. Ginter

Chief of Police William Ginter died after contracting smallpox while fumigating a house following the borough's case of the disease.

The victim had come to town and died at his parents' home. Chief Ginter buried the body and then fumigated the house. Several days later Chief Ginter suddenly became ill and died after having contracted the disease.

Chief Ginter was a widower and was survived by his young daughter.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 18, 1903

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Chief Ginter,
On today, the 114th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Blairsville Borough.

R.I.P.
USBP

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United States Border Patrol

December 14, 2017

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