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Deputy Sheriff Jesse James Blevins, Jr. | Monroe County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia Monroe County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

Deputy Sheriff

Jesse James Blevins, Jr.

Monroe County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, February 21, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/21/1975

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Suspect: Sentenced to 5 to 18 years

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Deputy Blevins was the victim of a grudge killing. A man, whom he had arrested the week before for being drunk and disruptive at a dance, shot him in the head as walked out of a grocery store in Peterstown. State Troopers surrounded the suspect at his home and took him into custody a short time later.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 5 to 18 years in prison.

Deputy Blevins had served with the agency for 1 year and was survived by his wife and two children.

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Today, 39 years after his sacrifice, “A” Shift honors Deputy Jesse James Blevins Jr. by dedicating our watch to him. God bless you, R.I.P. brother. You are not forgotten.

Sgt. Jason Slaughter
Radford City Police Department
February 21, 2014

 

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