Detective William Blazier

Detective William Blazier

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, September 3, 1922

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William Blazier

Detective William Blazier was stabbed and then thrown from a moving passenger train in Farmland, Indiana, while attempting to arrest several men who were trespassing.

He had boarded westbound passenger train No. 43 at Ansonia, Ohio, and discovered five men aboard the train and ordered them to leave. Three of them obeyed his orders, but the remaining two reboarded the train and then hid in the tender car. He was attacked and disarmed when he discovered them in the tender. He was stabbed, robbed of his pistol, and then thrown from the train at the Plum Street crossing.

He was found unconscious by a resident approximately one hour later. He was taken to a hospital in Muncie where he died the following day.

Detective Blazier was survived by his wife.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Location Indiana
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 2, 1922
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available


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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 3, 2020

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