Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff James Jackson Lee

Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, August 9, 1899

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James Jackson Lee

Deputy Sheriff Lee,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Putnam County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 9, 2019

Heard the story of my great great grandfather many times; spent many summers of my youth at his home with his daughter/my great grandmother. I visited the family cemetery to pay respects recently and will be eternally grateful for the sacrifices you made. RIP

Beth Farley Whitlock
Great Great granddaughter

April 17, 2017

We will continue to honor your sacrifice to the citizens of Putnam County. RIP Brother.

Deputy Fred Parker
Putnam County Sheriff's Dept., TN.

September 27, 2016

I have heard this story many times over the past 64 years and have several keepsakes that belonged to J.J. Lee. (As he signed his name in his New Testament and Ledger.) I have always been proud to be his great grandson and to carry his name.

Jack Lee Lansford
Great Grandson

April 5, 2016

As people have done for the past 166 years or so, a few of us will gather at the Lee Cemetery on Macedonia Cemetery road at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 14, 2016 for decoration and to remember J. J. Lee and his many heirs. We would welcome you to join us.

Jim Lansford
Great Grandson

March 30, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 114th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 3, 2013

This may be the earliest known death in the line of duty of a public safety member (fire, police, SAR) in a search and rescue envirnoment. Rest well Jack.

Deputy (former) Tim Kovacs
Arizona Police Officer & Deputy

January 14, 2013

I am also jacks great grandson,and related to the Lansfords,all I know is what most people that he fell in a mining hole or cave going to met the pose to track down a murderer

Mike Bilbrey

April 24, 2012

Deputy Lee you are remembered by the members of the Boston Police Department for your dedication to citizens of Tennessee. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

January 16, 2012

he was my great great grandfather. he died in 1899. i became a deputy in 1999. my grandfather robert lansford told me about how he died and i wanted him to be remembered. wish i could have known him. rick lansford

deputy rick lansford
bay county sheriff's office

January 10, 2006

Deputy Sheriff Lee,
It has taken over 106 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Putnam County.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

December 27, 2005

I NEVER KNEW MUCH ABOUT J.J. LEE UNTIL AFTER I RETIRED FROM THE NAVY AND BECAME A DEPUTY IN BAY COUNTY, IN DECEMBER 1999. MY GRANDFATHER ROBERT LANSFORD THEN TOLD ME ABOUT LEE. ACCOURDING TO MY GRANDFATHER, LEE WAS THE SHERIFF NOT JUST A DEPUTY. IT SEEMS THAT HE WAS KILLED IN 1899 WHILE CROSSING A MOUNTAIN TO JOIN A POSE. I BECAME A DEPUTY IN 1999, ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER. HE WAS VERY WELL LIKED AND RESPECTED BY ALL THOSE WHO KNEWN HIM. I NEVER MET HIM BUT I HAVE VISITED HIS GRAVE SITE. I BELIEVE THAT BY MY BEING A FELLOW SHERIFF'S DEPUTY I NOW HAVE A CLOSER BOND WITH HIM.

AFTER I LEARNED ABOUT THIS SITE I FELT IT WAS ONLY RIGHT THAT HE BE ENTERED.

deputy rick odis lansford
bay county sheriff's office

November 27, 2005

DEPUTY LEE A HERO IS NEVER FORGOTTEN REST IN GOD PEACE.

GILBERT DANIEL

November 24, 2005

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

November 23, 2005

Rest in peace! You are not forgotten.

November 23, 2005

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