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 in the Big Rock Creek section of the county.

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 between one and five years, and 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

alcohol violation

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Deputy Sheriff Blevins,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mitchell County.


United States Border Patrol

October 19, 2022

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