City Marshal John T. Blair

City Marshal John T. Blair

Killeen Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, April 4, 1917

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John T. Blair

City Marshal John Blair was shot and killed as he attempted to stop a shootout between a father, son, and a man the father thought was having an affair with his wife.

Marshal Blair and the father were both killed.

Three years later, the son and the man accused of the affair were in another shootout in which the son was killed.

Marshal Blair was survived by his wife, four daughters, mother, and seven siblings.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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


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Marshal Blair,
On today, the 98th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Killeen. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 6, 2015

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