Deputy Sheriff Francis David Blake

Deputy Sheriff Francis David Blake

Burnet County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, October 3, 2009

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Francis David Blake

Deputy Sheriff Francis Blake was killed in an automobile crash shortly after 1:00 am when his patrol car struck a deer on Highway 29 seven miles west of Burnet.

He was responding to a major accident on Park Road 4 when the crash occurred. The patrol car went out of control and struck a tree after colliding with the deer.

Deputy Blake was a U.S. Army veteran had served with the Burnet County Sheriff's Office for five years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 128
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, single vehicle crash

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