Deputy Sheriff Lee Cummings McGhee

Deputy Sheriff Lee Cummings McGhee

Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, January 9, 1934

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Lee Cummings McGhee

Deputy Sheriff Lee McGhee was shot and killed as he and another deputy walked a prisoner to the city jail in Coal Creek.

The deputies had just arrested the man for being drunk in public. As they walked to jail the man suddenly pulled out a gun and shot Deputy McGhee, killing him. The other deputy was able to return fire and mortally wounded the subject who died three days later.

Deputy McGhee was survived by his wife.


  • Age 59
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Lee Cummings McGhee will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

April 11, 2018

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