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

Deputy Sheriff

Lee Wayne Russ

Ward County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, October 29, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 703

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 10/29/2000

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Suspect: Shot and killed by Deputy Russ

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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.

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I remember working with Lee. He always was willing to help and assist you. He was a fun man to work with. He is missed. Back then we would drop each other off from work and pick each other up. He would get settled in and then find his inhaler take a puff then we where ready to go!!!

Retied Kerrville Police.
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October 3, 2014


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