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Burnet Deputy killed responding to accident
Thursday, October 8, 2009 • Posted October 8, 2009

Burnet County Deputy Francis David Blake died in a one vehicle accident while driving to a serious accident Saturday morning around 1 a.m.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety spokes person Tom Vinger, Deputy Blake was responding to an accident with injuries on Park Road 4, one to two miles south of Hwy 29, when he apparently struck a deer just west of Deer Springs, lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree.

Deputy Blake, 42, was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene by Burnet County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Calvin Boyd.

Deputy Blake, 42, began his employment with the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office on October 9, 2004 as a Jailer and transferred to patrol as Field Deputy on January 1, 2009.

He is survived by his wife and four children. Services for Deputy Blake were Tuesday at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.

On Sunday, Dewey Hollingsworth presented Deputy Blake’s family a $10,000 check from the Hill Country 100 Club, and HSB Police Chief and Burnet County Sheriff W.T. Smith presented the family with a $1,000 check from the Texas Police Chief’s Association.

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