P.O. Patrick E. Blackwell #1235

Name: Blackwell, Patrick E.
Star: 1235
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 015 Precinct
End of Watch: 20-May-1905
Incident Details: Police Officer Patrick Blackwell, 40, was assigned to the 015 Precinct.

On May 10, 1905, Officer Blackwell was assigned to accompany a Wells-Fargo Express wagon to a store.  The officer was accidentally struck by the driver of the wagon as he reversed toward the platform.  The officer fell into an elevator shaft and suffered a skull fracture.  Officer Blackwell died at Mercy Hospital on May 20, 1905.

Officer Blackwell's funeral mass was held at Holy Cross Church and he was laid to rest in Mount Olivet Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Julia.