Deputy Sheriff Jesse James Blevins, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Jesse James Blevins, Jr.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Friday, February 21, 1975

Jesse James Blevins, Jr.

Deputy Blevins was the victim of a grudge killing. A man, whom he had arrested the week before for being drunk and disruptive at a dance, shot him in the head as walked out of a grocery store in Peterstown. State Troopers surrounded the suspect at his home and took him into custody a short time later.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 5 to 18 years in prison.

Deputy Blevins had served with the agency for 1 year and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 to 18 years

Most Recent Reflection

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I haven't been to visit here since 2012. I made it; retired early but finally finished. I never got to make any child's eyes pop wide open by driving in the driveway and turning on the lights like you did for me once but I did make it through some close calls. I want to thank you for that.

I hope you can see from these reflections how much you've done to help us all. No one should die in vain and while I'm sure your family knows you didn't I wanted to make sure that others know that too.

D/S J.E. Coulter (ret)
Mercer County S.O.

May 2, 2015

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