Sergeant Hubert Dean Yancey

Sergeant Hubert Dean Yancey

Scott County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, November 28, 2003

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Hubert Dean Yancey

Sergeant Hubert Yancey was accidentally shot and killed when he and two other deputies went to a home on Williams Creek Road.

They were there to interview several subjects about a suspected meth lab. One deputy went inside to search the mobile home after one of the suspects granted him permission. The other three deputies remained outside to guard exit points.

The deputy inside of the home noticed someone hiding in a closet and holding what appeared to be a weapon. The deputy took cover when the closet door opened, and two women in the home began screaming. Sergeant Yancey, thinking the deputy was in trouble, entered the home armed with a shotgun. The deputy, who was already inside, saw Deputy Yancey's silhouette and, thinking he was an armed suspect, fired one round, striking Deputy Yancey just above his vest.

Three suspects fled the scene but were quickly apprehended. A total of four suspects were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine but were not charged in connection with Deputy Yancey's death.

Sergeant Yancey had served with the Scott County Sheriff's Department for six years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and father.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 10

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

narcotics, accidental discharge, investigation

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Sgt. Yancey,
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 Scott County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 28, 2023

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