Captain Dennis Darrell Cagle

Captain Dennis Darrell Cagle

Henderson Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, December 13, 2009

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Dennis Darrell Cagle

Captain Dennis Cagle succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained three days earlier when he responded to the scene of a robbery in progress at a local grocery store.

He was the first officer on the scene and was shot once in the abdomen upon entering the store. Despite being wounded, Captain Cagle returned fire, along with a responding Chester County deputy, and wounded the suspect several times. The man was taken into custody at the scene, convicted, and pled guilty and sentenced to life in prison plus 10 years without a chance of parole.

Captain Cagle had served with the Henderson Police Department for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and two step-daughters.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge 606

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 10, 2009
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life plus 10 years

robbery in progress

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I worked with Dennis when we were both young back in the late 70's with the Henderson County Sherriff's dept. He was a dedicated and hard working officer. RIP Dennis old friend.

SGT Ronald Webb
Henderson County Sheriff's Dept. 1979 - 1982

March 24, 2021

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