Deputy Sheriff Kevin Patrick Blount

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Patrick Blount

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, July 13, 2005

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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.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 1189

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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