Deputy Sheriff James "Jim" Fee

Deputy Sheriff James "Jim" Fee

Harlan County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, August 18, 1926

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James "Jim" Fee

Deputy Jim Fee was shot and killed by a man he had arrested earlier in the day for selling liquor. After being released on bond, the man returned home and threatened Deputy Fee.

At approximately 8:30 pm the man went to Deputy Fee's home and shot him twice with a shotgun as the deputy stood on his porch. Deputy Fee identified the man as the shooter before succumbing to his wounds at approximately 2:00 am. The 62-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

Deputy Fee was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, August 17, 1926
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 18, 2020

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