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Patrolman Blair McGovern | Glenolden Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Glenolden Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

Blair McGovern

Glenolden Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 10, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 1 month

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never identified

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Patrolman McGovern was shot and killed by unidentified men after being ambushed shortly before midnight. He had just come on duty and was talking with two friends when they noticed a car stop down the street. Thinking the car was disabled, Patrolman McGovern approached it. As he did so a man standing on the running board opened fire, fatally wounding him. No suspects were ever identified or charged.
Patrolman McGovern had been with the agency for two months.

Patrolman McGovern was a U.S Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Glenolden Borough Police Department for 1 month.

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A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
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May 10, 2015

 

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