Deputy Sheriff Clyde Fee

Deputy Sheriff Clyde Fee

Harlan County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, May 9, 1954

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Clyde Fee

Deputy Sheriff Clyde Fee was shot and killed by a man he had arrested for drunkenness and reckless use of a firearm two months earlier.

On May 9, 1954, Deputy Fee and another man were sitting in a car when the suspect drove up and parked nearby. When the man began making a lot of noise Deputy Fee got out of his car and began walking towards the other man's car. As he approached the car, the suspect inside opened fire, striking Deputy Fee in the chest twice.

The man fled the scene but was arrested by other deputies the following morning. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Deputy Fee was survived by his wife, two sons, father, three brothers, and a sister.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 21 years

ambush, retaliation

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.

Thank you for your heroism.

God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 9, 2015

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