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

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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Great Grandfather - you have inspired my life with your service, first in the military and then as an officer. I have served as an assistant district attorney and now as a judge advocate in the Army. Your legacy carries on in your great great grandson, my son, who is named William after you and grandpa and dad! Never forgotten. All my love.

CPT Mary Blandford Callahan
Great granddaughter

May 20, 2016

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