Deputy U.S. Marshal James M. Blair

Photo of Deputy U.S. Marshal James M. Blair
End of Watch: Mon, Aug 21st, 1899
Date of Incident: Sat, Aug 5th, 1899
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 9 years
Age: 44


His wife and Child


Deputy Marshal Blair was shot while pursuing a suspect who had been selling whiskey without a license. He died from his wounds16 days later. Deputy Marshal Blair was able to return fire and killed the suspect.


United States Marshal's Service (Western District) Patch
601 West Broadway
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 588-8000


There is 1 tribute for Deputy U.S. Marshal James M. Blair.

Left by Rodney E. Dillon, Jr. on Friday, May 26th, 2023

With highest respect and honor to Marshal James M. "Jeems" Blair, who died in the line of duty, fulfilling his oath to uphold the law. May you rest in peace, Cousin.