Sergeant John Wayne DeLashmit

Sergeant John Wayne DeLashmit

Covington Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, November 4, 1991

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John Wayne DeLashmit

Sergeant John DeLashmit suffered a fatal heart attack while jogging at the track as part of training for the department's Tactical Unit.

He had just finished a firearms portion of the training and had started jogging when he collapsed.

Sergeant DeLashmit had served with the Covington Police Department for 23 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Sgt. DeLashmit,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Covington. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 4, 2021

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