Deputy Trevathan was sworn as a Deputy with the
Surry County Sheriff’s Office on December 3, 1962.
On June 3, 1963 Deputy Trevathan attempted
to stop a suspect vehicle from a hit and run accident
that had just occurred. Deputy initiated a traffic stop
which lead to a pursuit. The pursuit ended on
Lovers Lane in the Flatrock Community of Surry County.
The driver of the suspect vehicle exited his vehicle
and shot Deputy Trevathan twice.
Despite being mortally wounded Deputy Trevathan
returned fire striking the suspect once, paralyzing him.
Deputy Trevathan left behind a wife and three small children.
In John 15:13 Jesus said, “Greater love hath no man
than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
May God bless the soul of Deputy James Trevathan
and the lives of those he left behind.