Deputy Sheriff James "Jim" Fee

Deputy Sheriff James "Jim" Fee

Harlan County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, August 18, 1926

James "Jim" Fee

Deputy Jim Fee was shot and killed by a man he had arrested earlier in the day for selling liquor. After being released on bond, the man returned home and threatened Deputy Fee.

At approximately 8:30 pm the man went to Deputy Fee's home and shot him twice with a shotgun as the deputy stood on his porch. Deputy Fee identified the man as the shooter before succumbing to his wounds at approximately 2:00 am. The 62-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

Deputy Fee was survived by his wife and six children.

Bio

  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, August 17, 1926
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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you were my Grand Father, my Mother's (Ruth Lee Fee) Father. Wish I could have known you

James T. Lee
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July 27, 2016

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