Deputy Sheriff Oran Randal Blasingame

Deputy Sheriff Oran Randal Blasingame

McNairy County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, May 11, 1959

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Oran Randal Blasingame

Deputy Sheriff Oran Blasingame and Chief Deputy Sheriff Leonard Taylor were killed in a vehicle crash on US Highway 64 six miles west of Selmer.

Chief Deputy Taylor and Deputy Blasingame were passengers in a vehicle being driven by a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent en route to Memphis to interview two juveniles suspected in being in a series of burglaries in the county. Their car struck a logging truck that made a left turn in front of them.

A citizen that they were going to drop off at a Memphis hospital was also killed in the crash.

Deputy Blasingame was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Deputy Sheriff Blasingame,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Chief Deputy for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of McNairy County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 11, 2019

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