Chief of Police William H. Ginter

Chief of Police William H. Ginter

Blairsville Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, December 14, 1903

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William H. Ginter

Chief of Police William Ginter died after contracting smallpox while fumigating a house following the borough's case of the disease.

The victim had come to town and died at his parents' home. Chief Ginter buried the body and then fumigated the house. Several days later Chief Ginter suddenly became ill and died after having contracted the disease.

Chief Ginter was a widower and was survived by his young daughter.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 18, 1903

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 14, 2020

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