Deputy Sheriff Craig Allen Blann

Deputy Sheriff Craig Allen Blann

Newton County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, September 6, 2004

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Craig Allen Blann

Deputy Craig Blann was electrocuted when he came into contact with a live power line while investigating an automobile accident on County Road 525 West at 8:15 am.

The driver involved in the accident had returned home to report the incident. After Deputy Blann interviewed the driver, he returned to the scene of the accident to continue the investigation. While at the scene, he was killed instantly when he came in contact with a downed power line.

Deputy Blann had served with the Newton County Sheriff's Department for four years and had previously served as a deputy marshal for the Kentland Police Department. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 56-9

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

automobile accident, single vehicle crash

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Hi Dad,

There's so much i wish I could say. I love you and miss you so incredibly much. I'm doing my best to keep your legacy alive. I've taken over the scholarship fund and we are helping kids who want to be like you!!
You should be so proud of mom. She's done such a good job with Dec and I and I am so thankful for her. I know I haven't always made things the easier for her, but I know you've helped steer me in the right direction.
You inspire me each and every day. Everyone tells me stories of how amazing and selfless you were and that's what I try to be. I turned 20 this year. No one tells you how hard it is to be away from your family. I wish I could call and talk to you like I do mom. I visited home the other day and wanted to bring mom some flowers- the only ones on the shelf were orange Gerbra daisies! I know that was you! I hope that you're living it up up there with everyone and I know you're looking down on us smiling. I love you with all my heart dad.

Craig's Daughter

July 24, 2023

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