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 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 of 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, two children, and a grandchild.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

investigation, routine driving, vehicle crash

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