Deputy Sheriff Lee Roy Happel

Deputy Sheriff Lee Roy Happel

Cheatham County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, May 26, 1969

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Lee Roy Happel

Deputy Sheriff Lee Happel was killed in a single vehicle crash on River Road in Ashland City while responding to a vehicle fire.

His patrol car left the roadway and down a steep embankment, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.

Deputy Happel was a U.S. Army veteran and had only served with Cheatham County Sheriff's Office for seven months. He was survived by his wife, parents, brother, and four sisters.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

single vehicle crash

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