Deputy Sheriff Kevin Patrick Blount

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Patrick Blount

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Kevin Patrick Blount

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Blount and Deputy Sheriff Joseph Kievernagel were killed in a helicopter crash while on aerial patrol.

A mayday was broadcast when the aircraft experienced a mechanical failure and onboard fire.

Deputy Kievernagel made an emergency landing on a hilly area near Hazel Avenue's bridge across the American River. When the Eurocopter-EC120 landed, the tail end broke off, causing the fuselage of the helicopter to roll down a hill. A third deputy, who was first on the list to become a co-pilot, was also in the helicopter and received life-threatening injuries.

Deputy Blount had served with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department for seven years. He is survived by his parents, brother, and sister.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 1189

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 13, 2018

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