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Deputy Sheriff Samuel Dow Blackwell

Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Sunday, June 6, 1943

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Samuel Dow Blackwell

We are looking for all family survivors from Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Florence Arizona. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office holds an annual memorial service the first Thursday in May, and we would like to mail surviving family invitations to be able to view the service via live scan or in person. Please contact me at Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

Admin. Assistant Deborah Lopez

September 2, 2016

A large wooden plaque with your picture, badge and duty related items hangs in my office. It was built by and hung in the office of (ret.) Captain Kenneth Blackwell before I received it from him. I pray it continue to hang in memoriam for all time.

Lieutenat Mark Schanrock
Folsom Police Department, Folsom, California

September 2, 2016

I have recently refurbished my Grandfathers headstone with the statement
End Of Watch on a new light grey granite stone .I was only three at the time of his death ,however I do clearly remember the service in Coolidge .
God bless all law enforcement .

Last remaining Grandson

August 24, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 6, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 69th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 7, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 14, 2012

We would love to locate family members to invite them to our annual memorial service each year in May, 1st Thursday of the month. Please conact me if you are or know any surviving family members. As a survivor myself I know the importance of honoring our fallen hero's.

Deborah Lopez
Pinal County Sheriff

March 22, 2011

Mr. Blackwell,
On today, the 65th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pinal County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



June 6, 2008

Rest in Peace, Watchman Blackwell. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 17, 2008

You are some how related to me, my grandmother told me a little bit about you. My grand mother mom and dad lived in Coolidge a long time ago.. You are one of our heroes.. And will never be forgotten..

Brian Benenhaley
Pinal County Sherrif's Dept

December 18, 2005

You stood up against evil when many could not. You chose to serve the people of Pinal County with the upmost of bravery and integrity. You are a true hero. I am proud to serve for the same Department as you did. Rest in peace brother, I have the Coolidge watch now.

Deputy Todd Englin
Pinal County Sheriff's Office,Az

December 7, 2003

A prayer has been said for Night Watchman Blackwell on the 60th anniversary of his death.


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