Sergeant Arthur Carroll Lane

Sergeant Arthur Carroll Lane

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, March 30, 1981

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Arthur Carroll Lane

Sergeant Lane was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a roadblock to stop a stolen vehicle on Wadlow Gap Road.

The driver of the vehicle struck Sergeant Lane as he stood outside of his patrol car. The juvenile was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 6 years in prison, but released after serving only 3 years.

During the investigation of his murder, Sergeant Paul Mooneyham of the Tennessee Highway Patrol suffered a fatal heart attack due to the stress and long hours of the investigation.

Sergeant Lane had served with the agency for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Even after 40 years, your service and sacrifice are not forgotten. Nor will they any time soon! You served your S.O., your county, your state, and your country with great honor and love. We will never forget that. Rest in peace, Brother.

Wyatt Peters

April 30, 2021

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