Investigator William Roy Blandford

Investigator William Roy Blandford

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, May 12, 1934

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William Roy Blandford

Investigator William Blandford suffered a fatal heart attack while conducting an investigation in Washington, DC.

He was in an alley in the 2200 block of 14th Street, NW, when he collapsed. He was transported to Garfield Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Special Investigator Blandford was a WWI veteran and had served as a prohibition agent for five years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and mother. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location District of Columbia

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Investigator Blandford,
On today, the 84th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a LEO but also when you served with the U.S. Army during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 12, 2018

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