Lieutenant Steve Keith McCulley

Lieutenant Steve Keith McCulley

Knox County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, February 16, 1999

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Steve Keith McCulley

Lieutenant McCulley was killed when his cruiser was struck by an empty coal train as he was driving to work. He was crossing an unguarded crossing with double tracks when the train struck the passenger side of the car at approximately 43 miles per hour. The passenger side door was pushed into the driver's seat. Lieutenant McCulley was flown to a local hospital where he later died. He had been with the department for 21 years and is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Lt. McCulley,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Knox County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 16, 2019

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