Deputy Sheriff Reuben Blackman

Deputy Sheriff Reuben Blackman

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Maine

End of Watch Friday, May 5, 1933

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Reuben Blackman

Deputy Sheriff Reuben Blackman was shot and killed while investigating a stabbing with another deputy on Crooker Road, one mile from State Highway, Route 1.

The two deputies located the suspect at his home and informed him he would have to accompany them to the police station. The 43-year-old ex-convict was permitted to get his coat, but he returned to the door with a shotgun and fatally shot Deputy Blackman. The other deputy shot and killed the suspect.

Deputy Blackman had served with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for six years. He was survived by his wife, three sisters, three nephews, and two nieces.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

convicted felon, investigation

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Deputy Sheriff Blackman, it has been 91 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 6 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

May 5, 2024

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