Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # 56-9
Deputy Craig Blann was electrocuted when he came into contact with a live power line while investigating an automobile accident on County Road 525 West at 8:15 am.
The driver involved in the accident had returned home to report the incident. After Deputy Blann interviewed the driver, he returned to the scene of the accident to continue the investigation. While at the scene, he was killed instantly when he came in contact with a downed power line.
Deputy Blann had served with the Newton County Sheriff's Department for four years and had previously served as a deputy marshal for the Kentland Police Department. He was survived by his wife and two children.