Police Officer Kendle Glen Blackburn

Police Officer Kendle Glen Blackburn

Lebanon Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, December 28, 2020

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Kendle Glen Blackburn

Police Officer Kendle Blackburn died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 from a presumed exposure while on duty.

Officer Blackburn had served with the Lebanon Police Department for 16 years and had previously served with the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office for five years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 334

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 18, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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