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

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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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