Deputy Sheriff Earley Edward Blount, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Earley Edward Blount, Sr.

Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, November 8, 1969

Earley Edward Blount, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Earley Blount was killed in an automobile accident while in pursuit of a man wanted for traffic violations.

During the pursuit the suspect forced Deputy Blount's patrol car off of the road and into a tree, causing fatal injuries.

Deputy Blount was the first black sheriff's deputy in Isle of Wight County and received the position after serving as a special police officer for one year.


  • Age 62
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Uncle Early: It feels like yesterday when you left me. I will always remember you. I was 12 years old but I can still remember that day vividly. The church was over-flowing with people in uniform. I remember thinking that there was no one left in town to protect anyone because they were all at your funeral. We had some great times together and I loved you then and I still love you now. I will continue to keep your grave cleaned and leave flowers there for you so that you will know that I will never forget you. You are our family hero. I know you are happy because you are now with your parents, all of your brothers and sisters and many nieces and nephews. God Bless and continue to RIP.

Stephanie Brown-Valderrama

November 16, 2013

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