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Deputy Sheriff Thomas G. Blount | Walton County Sheriff's Office, Florida Walton County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Thomas G. Blount

Walton County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, August 17, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 2 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/16/1929

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Charged with murder

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Deputy Blount was shot and killed while conducting a raid on a still in Bear Head with several other deputies. When they arrived at the scene they found the still in operation and several suspects fleeing the area. Deputy Blount was chasing one of the suspects on foot when he was struck in the back by a blast from 12 gauge shotgun. Three men were arrested and charged with his murder.

Deputy Blount had served with the Walton County Sheriff's Office for only 2 weeks. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 27, 2016

 

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