Deputy Sheriff Billy Melton Stevens

Deputy Sheriff Billy Melton Stevens

Davidson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, May 22, 1966

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Billy Melton Stevens

Deputy Sheriff Billy Stevens suffered a fatal heart attack after struggling with two inmates attempting to escape from the Davidson County Jail.

The inmates had attacked guards with a makeshift knife and a mop handle. During the struggle Deputy Stevens was struck in the chest several times with the mop handle and suffered the heart attack. Both suspects were kept in custody in the jail.

Deputy Stevens was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was survived by his wife, daughter, mother, and brother.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Kept in custody

escape attempt

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 22, 2015

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