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Deputy Sheriff Lee Cummings McGhee | Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Lee Cummings McGhee

Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 9, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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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.

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