Trooper Donald R. Blickensderfer

Trooper Donald R. Blickensderfer

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, September 26, 1970

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Donald R. Blickensderfer

Trooper Donald R. Blickensderfer was killed when his squad car collided head-on with another car on U.S. 36, one mile west of Pierson Station, in Piatt County. The accident occurred just before 11:00 p.m. The driver and passenger of the other car involved also died in the accident.

Trooper Donald Blickensderfer, a Navy veteran who served in the Korean War, joined the Illinois State Police on February 24th, 1963. He was originally assigned to District 15, Oak Brook and transferred to District 10, Pesotum in August of 1966.

Trooper Blickensderfer is survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Trooper Blickensdorfer,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but also when you served with the USN during the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

September 26, 2020

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