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Police Officer Larry DeWayne Lee | Moss Point Police Department, Mississippi Moss Point Police Department, Mississippi

Police Officer

Larry DeWayne Lee

Moss Point Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Thursday, October 17, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 105

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Larry Lee was killed when a suspect's Chevy Blazer struck his patrol car as the suspect fled from another officer.

The suspect had been stopped on Mississippi Route 63 near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge that crosses over the Escatawpa River. When the officer exited his patrol car, the suspect fled crossing over the center divide and driving southbound in the northbound lanes.

Officer Lee was responding to assist the other officer when his patrol car was struck head on by the suspect's vehicle. Officer Lee was thrown 200 feet from his car and died at the scene.

The suspect exited his vehicle and attempted to flee on foot, but was apprehended by a responding officer and a civilian who witnessed the incident. The suspect was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Officer Lee had been employed with the Moss Point Police Department for six years, and had also served for eight years with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. Officer Lee is survived by his son.

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Hey, brother - that little girl you used to babysit for me will graduate from college in December and wants to join the FBI and my boy wears a badge and gun now, too. You'd be proud of them...they were so little back when you first met them at the station.

I still miss you and think of you often. I know you're up there tear-assing around with Dale Earnheart, though. Save me a beer, buddy.

Vince Carag, Lead Investigator
HHS-OIG, Austin, Texas
June 8, 2017


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