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Deputy Sheriff Lewis Blevins | Mitchell County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Mitchell County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Lewis Blevins

Mitchell County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, October 19, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Convicted of manslaughter

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Deputy Sheriff Lewis Blevins was shot and killed as he and the sheriff conducted a raid on bootleggers.

Five men were arrested and charged with his murder. All five were convicted of manslaughter. Two were sentenced to 10 years in prison. One was sentenced to one to 5 years. The other two received suspended sentences.

Deputy Blevins was survived by his wife and three children.

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WOW! I can only imagine policing during this time. GOD BLESS YOU SIR and thank-you for your service. YOU are not forgotten.

Deputy M.M. Strickland
Nash County Sheriff's Office
March 27, 2014

 

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