Patrolman John Blair

Patrolman John Blair

St. Charles Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, December 6, 1913

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John Blair

Patrolman John Blair and Patrolman James Lamb were shot and killed while attempting to arrest three gamblers whom they had previously told to leave town. In an exchange of gunfire, Patrolman Lamb killed one of the suspects.

A posse overtook and captured the other two a short time later, ten miles east of St. Charles City. Both, 27 and 29 were hanged in the county jail at St. Charles on August 18, 1916.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender One shot and killed; Two executed

arrest attempt, gambling

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Patrolman Blair,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Charles.


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December 6, 2023

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