Inspector John W. Blackburn

Inspector John W. Blackburn

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, January 17, 1929

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John W. Blackburn

Inspector John Blackburn was shot to death by a man who had barricaded himself with a shotgun in his apartment on Mermaid Lane, near St. Martin’s Lane in Chestnut Hill.

The man was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Inspector Blackburn had served with the agency for 25 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not guilty by reason of insanity

barricade, EDP

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Inspector John W. Blackburn sadly died in the line of duty. Inspector Blackburn will never ever be forgotten. May his soul rest peacefully in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 13, 2020

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