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Deputy Sheriff Billy Melton Stevens | Davidson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Davidson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Billy Melton Stevens

Davidson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Sunday, May 22, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Heart attack

Weapon: Person

Offender: Kept in custody

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Deputy Sheriff Billy Stevens suffered a fatal heart attack after struggling with two inmates attempting to escape from the Davidson County Jail.

The inmates had attacked guards with a makeshift knife and a mop handle. During the struggle Deputy Stevens was struck in the chest several times with the mop handle and suffered the heart attack. Both suspects were kept in custody in the jail.

Deputy Stevens was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was survived by his wife, daughter, mother, and brother.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 22, 2015

 

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