Deputy Sheriff Lee Cummings McGhee

Deputy Sheriff Lee Cummings McGhee

Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, January 9, 1934

Lee Cummings McGhee

Deputy Sheriff Lee McGhee was shot and killed as he and another deputy walked a prisoner to the city jail in Coal Creek.

The deputies had just arrested the man for being drunk in public. As they walked to jail the man suddenly pulled out a gun and shot Deputy McGhee, killing him. The other deputy was able to return fire and mortally wounded the subject who died three days later.

Deputy McGhee was survived by his wife.


  • Age 59
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

Most Recent Reflection

View all 2 Reflections

Deputy Sheriff McGhee,
On today, the 84th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Anderson County.


United States Border Patrol

January 9, 2018

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.