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Chief of Police William H. Ginter | Blairsville Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Blairsville Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police

William H. Ginter

Blairsville Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, December 14, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Duty related illness

Incident Date: 11/18/1903

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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.

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Chief Ginter,
Sir, it has taken 112 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Blairsville Borough.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
December 22, 2015

 

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