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Sergeant Jeffrey Todd Hewitt | Buncombe County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Buncombe County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Sergeant

Jeffrey Todd Hewitt

Buncombe County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, April 4, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 11 years

Badge # E2

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Sergeant Jeffrey Hewitt was shot and killed while serving papers at a residence on Fairhaven Court.

He and three other deputies were serving mental commit papers to a subject who had been involved in a domestic disturbance earlier in the night. When the officers arrived at the scene, they encountered a locked gate. Sergeant Hewitt climbed over the gate and he observed the suspect hiding in the bushes with a shotgun. The suspect opened fire as Sergeant Hewitt warned the other officers and ordered the suspect to drop the weapon.

The other officers at the scene returned fire, wounding the suspect, who fled a short distance before committing suicide. It is believed that the suspect was waiting for all of the officers to climb over the gate. Then, he was going to attempt to shoot them all. Sergeant Hewitt's actions in warning the other officers is credited with saving their lives.

Sergeant Hewitt was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Gulf War. He had served with the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office for 11 years and was assigned to Edward Squad and SRT. He is survived by his wife, parents, and sisters.

On October 29, 2010 the new bridge on NC 146 over the French Broad River at I-26 was named the Sergeant Hewitt Memorial Bridge in honor of Sergeant Hewitt.

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Hi honey,
It's just mom checking in to tell you love you and miss you every minute of every day that passes. Yesterday was a very special
day. The Patrol Office bldg. was named in your memory.A ceremony was held and the name became official by the reading of the proclamation issued by the county Commissioners and the dedication by the Sheriff.`A beautiful brass plaque was unveiled by Susan, your dad and me. Pouring down rains were predicted but the friends, patrol Officers, your co-workers, both active and retired,came to honor you and the rains stayed away!
Of course there was cake, cookies, chips.,etc, all of your favorite foods. We are so blessed honey. So many happy memories were passed around and we celebrated your life, your smiles and your laughter. Your birthday was on the first day of spring, March 20th, a time of new beginnings and renewed hope and we hope each time an officer passes thru the doors of the building they we pause for a moment, reflecting on your time on this earth, your smile, your laughter and your wonderful sense of humor , making their days a little brighter and lifting theirs spirits as they go about their daily duties.

Patricia, Bill and Susan
Mom, Dad and Sister
May 22, 2016

 

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