WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
L. A. "BLONDIE" PORTER
(Patrolman, Utah Highway Patrol)
HOME166 North 300 West
St. George, Utah
Telephone 69-M in the 1941 telephone book
Telephone ORchard 3-2334 in the 1958 telephone book
Telephone ORchard 3-2334 in the 1961 telephone book
Telephone 673-2334 in the 1972 telephone book
Plat A, Block 32, Lot 4 on the old pioneer map of St. George.
37° 6' 39.5" North Latitude, 113° 35' 21" West Longitude
2,771 feet MSL
BIOGRAPHYBorn Loril Porter, he didn't ever like that name and so he went by L. A. Porter. While attending the Branch Agricultural College (BAC) in Cedar City, people started calling him "Blondie" (he was tall ad blonde) and the name stuck.
L. A. "Blondie" Porter joined the Utah Highway Patrol in 1934 as #20. The Patrol had 30 sworn officers as of July 1, 1934.
Blondie died February 21, 1984 and is buried in the St. George City Cemetery.
PHOTOSOther photos on the web:
In front of the Santa Clara Checking Station
REFERENCESHistory of the Utah Highway Patrol
UHP History of the 1944 Manhunt Near Toquerville
Family group sheet for Loril A. "Blondie" Porter
Grave headstone on BillionGraves