Patrolman Billy W. Blackwell

Patrolman Billy W. Blackwell

Lewisburg Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, February 1, 1975

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Billy W. Blackwell

Patrolman Blackwell was shot and killed from ambush by a man as he was responding to a disturbance.

The 60-year-old suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 60 years on June 19, 1975. In November of 1977, he was retried and sentenced to 75 years for second degree murder. His request for a third trial was denied in 1986. He died in prison on January 30, 1989.

Patrolman Blackwell was survived by his wife and daughter.


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  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Rest in peace Patrolman Blackwell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 8, 2022

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