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Deputy Sheriff James Harlan County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

James "Jim" Fee

Harlan County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 18, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/17/1926

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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.

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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
July 27, 2016


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