Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 11 years
Badge # 703
Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife
Offender: Shot and killed by Deputy Russ
Deputy 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. Deputy Russ was then able to shoot the suspect, killing him, before he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Deputy Russ had been stabbed a total of 15 times with a large knife.
Deputy Russ had served with the agency for eleven years. He is survived by three children.