Lieutenant Steve Keith McCulley

Lieutenant Steve Keith McCulley

Knox County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, February 16, 1999

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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May his soul rest in peace. Thank you for your 21 years of service. I hope his two children have done well in life and are doing well, and the same goes for his wife.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop "D"

June 2, 2013

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