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Sheriff Blake H. Head | Unicoi County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Unicoi County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee


Blake H. Head

Unicoi County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, September 18, 1942

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/18/1942

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Head was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call. At approximately 1845 hours Sheriff Head and two Deputies responded to a residence to answer a call of a man threating to kill his family. As Sheriff Head stepped out of his cruiser, he was shot and killed with a rife by the suspect. The two deputies returned fire, killing the suspect.

Sheriff Head was survived by his wife and child.

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Thank you for your service to Unicoi County. 75 years later and we still remember you. Rest in peace Sheriff.

Angela Rose
February 27, 2017


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