Captain Elby Blankenship

Photo of Captain Elby Blankenship
Last Call: Sun, Aug 15th, 1971
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Structural Collapse
Service Time: 22 years
Age: 49


Wife Ruby and four sons David, Dennis, Robert & Rodger


Captain Blankenship was standing outside of the fire building directing firefighters when a wall gave way. He was pinned by falling bricks and concrete blocks succumbing to his injuries later at the hospital.


Saint Louis Fire Department Patch
1421 North Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63106
(314) 533-3406


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