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Roy Eugene "Gene" Ashe
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1957, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 1995
Jackson County
North Carolina, USA

Deputy Ashe suffered a fatal heart attack following a high speed pursuit that went through narrow, steep mountain roads in three different counties. The officers were chasing a driver who was a member of a local militia movement that refused to register their vehicles or obtain license plates.

The chase started when a deputy attempted to stop the driver for not having a license plate. Deputy Ashe was found in his patrol car at approximately 12:15 am after breaking off from the chase. The suspect was released from jail in 2002 after serving only five years.

Deputy Ashe had been in law enforcement for 17 years.

A section of US Highway 441, in Jackson County, was named the Deputy Gene Ashe Highway in his honor.

 
 
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Created by: James Myers
Record added: Feb 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47413173
Roy Eugene Gene Ashe
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Roy Eugene Gene Ashe
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Thank you for your service to the community. Rest in Heavenly peace. Deepest condolences to the Ashe family and descendants. May the Lord bless those you left behind, and heal their broken hearts.
- PATTY McFERREN-BLANTON & JR BLANTON
 Added: Aug. 29, 2014
Remembering you today. Rest in peace.
- Amy Caddell
 Added: Apr. 13, 2014
Remembering you today
- James Myers
 Added: Apr. 13, 2012
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