Sheriff Blake Washington Head

Sheriff Blake Washington Head

Unicoi County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, March 18, 1942

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Blake Washington Head

Sheriff Blake Head was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call at about 6:45 pm.

He 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 vehicle he was shot and killed by rifle fire. The two deputies returned fire, killing the subject.

Sheriff Head was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Sheriff Head,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Unicoi County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 18, 2022

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