Deputy Sheriff Earley Edward Blount, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Earley Edward Blount, Sr.

Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, November 8, 1969

Earley Edward Blount, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Earley Blount was killed in an automobile accident while in pursuit of a man wanted for traffic violations.

During the pursuit the suspect forced Deputy Blount's patrol car off of the road and into a tree, causing fatal injuries.

Deputy Blount was the first black sheriff's deputy in Isle of Wight County and received the position after serving as a special police officer for one year.


  • Age 62
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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