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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My family was from Monroe county where I now live and was deputy sheriff. When deputy Blevins was killed I was deputy for Richland county sheriff department in Ohio and my lieutenant brought telatype to me

Rick Weikle Deputy
Federal bureau of prison ( retired)

January 1, 2021

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