Deputy Sheriff
Craig Allen Blann
Newton County Sheriff's Department
Monday, September 6, 2004

Age: 27
Served: 4 years
Badge #: 56-9
Military Service:
Panel 35W, Line 24
Panel L11, Line 11

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, September 6, 2004
08:15 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
County Road 525 West south of County Road 700 South
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:

Suspect Info:

Burial Location:
Oakland Cemetery, Morocco

   Deputy Craig Blann was electrocuted when he came into contact with a live power line while investigating an automobile accident on County Road 525 West south of County Road 700 South.

   The driver involved in the accident had returned home to report the incident. After Deputy Blann interviewed the driver, he returned to the scene of the accident to continue the investigation. While at the scene, he was killed instantly when he came in contact with a downed power line.

   Deputy Blann had previously served as a deputy marshal for the Kentland Police Department. He was survived by his wife, daughter, son, sister, two brothers and parents.