Deputy Sheriff Shawnelle Hess

Deputy Sheriff Shawnelle Hess

Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, July 23, 2010

Shawnelle Hess

Deputy Shawn Hess was killed in a vehicle accident while responding to a call to backup an officer from the Richlands Police Department at approximately 5:30 am.

He was driving westbound on U.S. Route 460 when his patrol car left the road, struck a guard rail and went down a ravine, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.

Deputy Hess had served with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office for seven years.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 22

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Today, October 14th 2017 in Conroe Texas I rode 25 miles to honor fallen officers like you. I was struggling a bit in the last few miles but all i could think of was that if you could give your life for others I could suffer a little pain.

God Bless

Elaine Perschke
EX Police Constable, Tayside Scotland

October 14, 2017

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