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Chief of Police Jerry Lee | Frankfort Police Department, Kentucky Frankfort Police Department, Kentucky

Chief of Police

Jerry Lee

Frankfort Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, September 18, 1882

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/9/1882

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Charged with murder

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Chief Jerry Lee succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 10 days earlier when he responded to a disturbance at the Frankfort Hotel. He was shot moments later when he responded to a second disturbance call between two citizens at the location.

The man who shot him was arrested and charged with murder but acquitted.

On November 2, 1897, the same man shot and killed Deputy Tes Deakins of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Deakins was attempting to arrest him for shooting another man earlier in the day.

Chief Lee had served with the agency for at least 11 years.

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Deputy Sheriff Tes Deakins
Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky
End of Watch: Tuesday, November 2, 1897
Cause: Gunfire

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To chief Jerry Lee,his family, and the law enforcement community.

My deepest simpathy and apology to you all for such an unnecessary and despicable act. May chief Lee's memory live on and we never forget those who serve and in harms way protect us in our time of need.

Daniel Hanrahan
great grand nephew of accused assailant. Frank Egbert
November 17, 2012


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