Special Patrolman Francis M. Blair

Special Patrolman Francis M. Blair

Whitesburg Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, November 15, 1911

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Francis M. Blair

Special Patrolman Blair was shot and killed as he and a deputy sheriff attempted to arrest a man wanted for shooting a policeman in Wise County, Virginia, several days earlier. As the two officers approached the house the suspect was in, the man opened fire.

Patrolman Blair was shot and instantly killed and the deputy was severely wounded. Despite the wound, the deputy was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Patrolman Blair had previously served with the United States Marshals Service. He was killed on his 36th birthday.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 15, 2010

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