Patrolman Blair MacGovern

Patrolman Blair MacGovern

Glenolden Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, May 10, 1922

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Blair MacGovern

Patrolman Blair MacGovern was shot and killed by unidentified men after being ambushed shortly before midnight.

He had just come on duty and was talking with two friends when they noticed a car stopped on the street at Chester Pike and Cook Avenue. Thinking the car was disabled, Patrolman MacGovern approached it. As he did so a man standing on the running board opened fire, fatally wounding him. No suspects were ever identified or charged.

Patrolman MacGovern was a U.S Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Glenolden Borough Police Department for one month.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified


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Patrolman MacGovern,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I.


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May 10, 2022

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