Deputy Roy Eugene Ashe

Deputy Roy Eugene Ashe

Jackson County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, April 13, 1995

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Roy Eugene Ashe

Deputy Ashe suffered a fatal heart attack following a high speed pursuit that went through narrow, steep mountain roads in three different counties. The officers were chasing a driver who was a member of a local militia movement that refused to register their vehicles or obtain license plates.

The chase started when a deputy attempted to stop the driver for not having a license plate. Deputy Ashe was found in his patrol car at approximately 12:15 am after breaking off from the chase. The suspect was released from jail in 2002 after serving only five years.

Deputy Ashe had been in law enforcement for 17 years.

A section of US Highway 441, in Jackson County, was named the Deputy Roy Eugene Ashe Highway in his honor.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Deputy Ashe, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 10, 2019

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