Deputy Sheriff Jessie James Blevins, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Jessie James Blevins, Jr.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Friday, February 21, 1975

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Jessie James Blevins, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Jessie Blevins was shot and killed by a subject who was seeking revenge.

The subject man, whom Deputy Blevins' had arrested the week before for being drunk and disruptive at a dance, shot him in the head as he walked out of a grocery store in Peterstown. State troopers surrounded the subject at his home and took him into custody a short time later.

The man was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to five to 18 years in prison.

Deputy Blevins was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office for one year. He was survived by his wife, two children, parents, and eight siblings.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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


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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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