Patrolman Billy W. Blackwell

Patrolman Billy W. Blackwell

Lewisburg Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, February 1, 1975

Billy W. Blackwell

Patrolman Blackwell was shot and killed from ambush by a man as he was responding to a disturbance.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 60 years on June 19, 1975. In November of 1977, he was retried and sentenced to 75 years for second degree murder. His request for a third trial was denied in 1986.

Patrolman Blackwell was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 75 years

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I am a police officer with the Covington, KY Police Department. I was born on 2/1/75... In May, 2015 I will be participating in the Police Unity Tour (250 mile bicycle ride) to raise money / awareness for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and honor those officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Based on my DOB and his EOW, I will be riding in honor of your father...

God Bless you and your family...

Patrolman, Scott Dames
Covington, KY Police Department

September 1, 2014

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