Deputy Director Kenneth L. Blunt

Deputy Director Kenneth L. Blunt

Illinois Secretary of State Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, January 31, 1983

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Kenneth L. Blunt

Deputy Director Kenneth Blunt was struck and killed by a vehicle while assisting at an accident scene on I-55, near mile marker 80 in Divernon, Sangamon County at 7:40 am.

Another vehicle lost control on the icy highway and slid into the median, fatally striking Deputy Director Blunt.

Deputy Director Blunt was a World War II Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, mother, brother, sister, and two grandchildren.

He is buried at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia, Fayette County, Illinois.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident scene, weather

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Deputy Director Blunt,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

January 31, 2023

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