Sheriff Blake H. Head

Sheriff Blake H. Head

Unicoi County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, September 18, 1942

Blake H. Head

Sheriff Head was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call. At approximately 1845 hours Sheriff Head and two Deputies responded to a residence to answer a call of a man threating to kill his family. As Sheriff Head stepped out of his cruiser, he was shot and killed with a rife by the suspect. The two deputies returned fire, killing the suspect.

Sheriff Head was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, March 18, 1942
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Thank you for your service to Unicoi County. 75 years later and we still remember you. Rest in peace Sheriff.

Angela Rose

February 27, 2017

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