Deputy Sheriff Kevin Patrick Blount

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Patrick Blount

Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, 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.

Patriot Park, located at 6827 Palm Avenue in Fair Oaks, has a Wall of Honor in the back area of the park. Deputy Sheriff Kevin Blount is one of several DSA members featured on this wall.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 1189

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

helicopter crash

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Blount.

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