A Pismo Beach police sergeant who died in what police called a”tragic firearm-related accident” at his home late last year was handling a gun when it went off, according to a coroner’s report.
The report lists Trevor Blevins’ cause of death as accidental and says the 36-year-old was measuring a loaded firearm the evening of Dec. 30 when it discharged, shooting him in the face.
He was reportedly taking measurements of the gun to purchase leather for a holster, the coroner’s report states.
Blevins was taken to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria where he died. Toxicology reports came back negative for drugs or alcohol.
A police procession took place from the hospital to the mortuary following Blevins’ death.
A private memorial service was held earlier this month.
Blevins started his law enforcement career with the Pismo Beach Police Department 11 years ago. He was a K9 handler until 2017 when his dog, Cannix, retired.