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Sergeant Hubert Dean Yancey | Scott County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Scott County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Sergeant

Hubert Dean Yancey

Scott County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, November 28, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 10

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Sergeant Hubert Yancey was accidentally shot and killed when he and two other deputies went to a home on Williams Creek Road.

They were there to interview several subjects about a suspected meth lab. One deputy went inside to search the mobile home after one of the suspects granted him permission. The other three deputies remained outside to guard exit points.

The deputy inside of the home noticed someone hiding in a closet and holding what appeared to be a weapon. The deputy took cover when the closet door opened and two women in the home began screaming. Sergeant Yancey, thinking the deputy was in trouble, entered the home armed with a shotgun. The deputy who was already inside saw Deputy Yancey's silhouette, and thinking he was an armed suspect, fired one round, striking Deputy Yancey just above his vest.

Three suspects fled the scene but were quickly apprehended. A total of four suspects were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine but were not charged in connection with Deputy Yancey's death.

Sergeant Yancey had served with the Scott County Sheriff's Department for 6 years, and is survived by his wife, three sons, and father.

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I just learned today the "rest of the story" surrounding your death (murder?). I hope you are at peace, but I fear you may not. I don't know if even you are certain what happened, but I know your shooter knows...and of course, God knows. Perhaps through God's knowledge you have found peace and through him there will be whatever reckoning is needed. I hope your family finds some earthly peace and closure someday. Anyway, thanks for all you did...

NCBlue
January 29, 2010

 

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