FORMER TROOPER/U.S. MARSHAL PASSES

FORMER TROOPER/U.S. MARSHAL PASSES

Funeral services were held Wednesday (July 7) morning for Edd Blair, a well-known local resident with an extensive law enforcement career. Meanwhile, close friend former Vice President Al Gore, was in Carthage to deliver Blair’s eulogy. Blair passed away Saturday (July 3) at Cookeville Regional Medical Center where he was being treated for respiratory failure and pneumonia.

The South Carthage resident was 75. A native of the Elmwood community, Blair retired from the Tennessee Highway Patrol at the rank of lieutenant and was also a retired U.S. Federal Marshal. Blair began his career in law enforcement as an officer with the city of Carthage in 1965, becoming police chief in 1966.

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