Temple Station will be honoring their very own Deputy Harold Blevins. October 12th, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the on-duty death of Temple Station Deputy Harold Blevins. On October 12th, 1957, at 0243 hours, Deputies Harold Blevins and Charles Covington responded to a robbery in progress call at 3007 Huntington Drive, Pasadena County (the business at the location was Woody and Eddie’s Restaurant, the same building is now the current location of Starbucks, B-Man’s, and Subway).
They arrived at 0248 hours, and entered the establishment from the east side; upon entering, Deputy Blevins was immediately confronted by one of the two suspects and engaged in a brief struggle before being shot and wounded. He then fired from the doorway at the other deputy, striking him in the chest. However, despite being shot, Deputy Covington shot back and struck the suspect who died at the scene. Deputy Covington returned to their patrol car and was able to broadcast the shooting from the radio.
Later on assisting units arrived at the scene and located the second suspect hiding in his parked vehicle. Deputy Covington recovered from his injuries and returned to patrol duties, but Deputy Blevins died at the scene. The second suspect was then sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.