Sheriff Frank Melvin Blizard

Sheriff Frank Melvin Blizard

Elk County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Thursday, December 30, 1920

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Frank Melvin Blizard

Sheriff Frank Blizard was killed in an explosion after he accidentally ran over dynamite.

He was en route to serve papers on several subjects and drove over a shallow creek. His vehicle struck the dynamite, which exploded, and he was killed.

Sheriff Blizard was elected Sheriff of Elk County Sheriff's Office in 1916, serving two terms. He was survived by his wife, three children, mother, and three siblings.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Explosion


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Sheriff Blizard,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Elk County.


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December 30, 2020

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