John W. Blackburn
End of Watch: 1929
Inspector Blackburn, assigned to the 5th District, along with his squad, was attempting to remove a barricaded man from his room at 401 Mermaid Lane. The individual first shot Officer Joseph Lawrence, the Inspector's driver, and then shot and killed Inspector Blackburn. He is survived by his wife and three children, and served with the Department for 24 years.