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John Carl Blueford, Jr.

May 15, 1968 — March 26, 2024

Brooklyn Park

John C. Blueford Jr., a loving father, brother, son, and friend to many, passed away on March 26, 2024, Tuesday afternoon. The cause was unknown, but he did not suffer. 


John Blueford Jr. was born May 15, 1968, and raised in South Baltimore City. His mother Sharon, his father John Sr., and his brother Steve all grew up together and lived on Covington Street across from Riverside Park. He was always out working on cars, racing cars, and hanging with his friends at the Rec Center. 


As the playfully mischievous child/teen he was, to everyone’s surprise, after a few varying jobs, he chose to make a career for himself by becoming a police officer for the Baltimore City Police Department. Getting his GED with flying colors and passing the police academy was a true achievement in his life that he cherished dearly. He graduated from the police academy in 2000 and served his city until 2008 after an injury prompted him to retire. But not to fear! John quickly moved his passion from being a police officer to becoming a part of City Watch, where he was in charge of monitoring cameras in the city to add extra protection for its citizens and help aid the police with evidence as needed. Being a police officer and in law enforcement was his life. 


Other than his only daughter Emily, who was born in June 2000. She was there at his graduation at only 2 months old, combining his two favorite things in one! Bonding over art projects, riding four-wheelers, eating far too many foods with lemon pepper on them, and loving their shared dog, Cash was a big part of his life. He deeply loved and cared for his father, cooking, cleaning, and spending time with him every single day, without fail. Other than his family, known for his over-the-top and friendly demeanor, John had so many friends and loved ones whom he cared for deeply. He was always out doing something and always helping people wherever he could, whether that was getting a bat out of his daughter’s house at 3 am or helping someone remodel their home with his guy best friends, he was always there to lend a helping hand. John was the rock of so many lives. 


John Blueford Jr. will be missed beyond comprehension. However, his love will never fade as it is in the hearts of everyone, he touched around him, friends, family, and beyond. Please never forget the love he shared, as that is how he will continue on. 


I love you, dad. With all the love in my heart, Emily 


Family and friends are invited to visit at the family owned and operated McCully Polyniak & Collins Funeral Home, P.A. 3204 Mountain Road Pasadena, Maryland 21122 on Monday April 1, 2024, from 2-5 and 6-9 PM. A service will begin at 6:30 PM. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Barcs 2490 Giles Rd, Baltimore, MD 21225 www.barcs.org or The 100 Club of Anne Arundel County www.aa100club.org
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