Sergeant Paul L. Mooneyham, Sr.

Sergeant Paul L. Mooneyham, Sr.

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, April 4, 1981

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Paul L. Mooneyham, Sr.

Sergeant Mooneyham suffered a fatal heart attack during the investigation of the murder of Sullivan County Sheriff's Sergeant Arthur Lane. The heart attack was brought on due to the stress and long hours of the investigation.

Sergeant Mooneyham had been with the agency for 22 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 5523

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Pau,l I remember you as a little girl coming down to see Daddy in Greeneville Tennessee. You and Daddy were first cousins. I always thought it was such a big deal because there you was a Tennessee State Trooper coming to visit us. I remember when Dad got the news that you'd had your heart attack he cried like a baby. Daddy passed away in 1995. From that day on you were together again never to be separated.

Sarah Mooneyhan Gregory
Daughter of Harley Mooneyhan

August 22, 2017

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