Deputy Sheriff Lewis Blevins

Deputy Sheriff Lewis Blevins

Mitchell County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, October 19, 1922

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Lewis Blevins

Deputy Sheriff Lewis Blevins was shot and killed as he and the sheriff conducted a raid on bootleggers.

Five men were arrested and charged with his murder. All five were convicted of manslaughter. Two were sentenced to 10 years in prison. One was sentenced to one to 5 years. The other two received suspended sentences.

Deputy Blevins was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

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WOW! I can only imagine policing during this time. GOD BLESS YOU SIR and thank-you for your service. YOU are not forgotten.

Deputy M.M. Strickland
Nash County Sheriff's Office

March 27, 2014

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