Deputy Sheriff Drew Harrell

Deputy Sheriff Drew Harrell

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, June 15, 1937

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Drew Harrell

Deputy Drew Harrell died of injuries he received in an automobile crash.

Deputy Harrell was attempting to place a man under arrest for disturbing the peace. Deputy Harrell was standing on the running board of the automobile as he ordered the driver to stop. The man refused and sharply turned the wheel of the car. The car crashed on its side, pinning Deputy Harrell underneath. Deputy Harrell was taken to the local hospital suffering from multiple broken bones. He died three days later from his injuries.

The suspect was arrested.

Deputy Harrell has served with the Hawkins County Sheriff's Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, June 12, 1937
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

arrest attempt, vehicle crash

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Drew Harrell was my Grandfather who passed way to soon. My Grandmother was left with 7 children. My Dad said it was very hard growing up without him. All the family worked hard and together to survive. I wish I could have met him. My Dad always said he was a Hero in his eyes. Our family will always be Proud of him. Thank you, Love Donna, Glenda, Gus, Mark.

Mark Harrell

August 29, 2023

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