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New Hero Search Eldridge Blake - Feb. 14, 1882 (6627)

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Wake County Sheriff's Office Agency Patch
Resided: NC, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Feb. 14, 1882
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male
Agency
Dept: Wake County Sheriff's Office
NC   USA
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Deputy
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 2 days
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NC   USA   Tue. Feb. 14, 1882
Summary: Deputy Blake was shot and killed after arresting a man for stealing an ox. He was taking the man to appear before a magistrate when the man attacked him, disarmed him, and then shot him with his own service weapon.

The suspect fled the area but was later arrested in Halifax County. He was convicted of Deputy Blake's murder, sentenced to death, and executed by hanging on August 27, 1883.

Deputy Blake had been deputized the day before the incident in order to serve the warrant.

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