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Deputy Sheriff Lee Wayne Russ | Ward County Sheriff's Office, Texas Ward County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Lee Wayne Russ

Ward County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, October 29, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 703

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Lee Russ died after being stabbed while at the scene of a domestic disturbance.

Deputy Russ had responded to a 911 call placed by the suspect's wife. Deputy Russ was the first officer on the scene and became involved in a struggle with the suspect. After stabbing Deputy Russ, the suspect then continued to stab his wife to death.

Despite his wounds, Deputy Russ was able fatally shoot the subject. Deputy Russ had been stabbed a total of 15 times with a large knife.

Deputy Russ had served with the Ward County Sheriff's Office for eleven years. He is survived by three children.

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