Town Marshal Phillip Lee

Town Marshal Phillip Lee

Hallandale Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, April 29, 1928

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Phillip Lee

Town Marshal Phillip Lee and Deputy Marshal Clyde Dixon were shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest.

The suspect was later shot and killed by a 150-man posse that formed to capture him. Marshal Lee was the agency's only full-time officer.

Deputy Marshal Dixon succumbed to his wounds 11 days after the shooting.

Marshal Lee was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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This was my grandfather on my mother’s side of the family. The story goes he had just sat down to the table for Sunday dinner with his wife and six children when there came a knock at the door. He was told there was a disturbance in town and he was needed. When he arrived in town and walked into the establishment where the trouble was he was gunned down.

I’ve been told my grandfather had steel blue eyes that seemed to look straight through a person and had no fear of anything.

Nina Lawrence

August 6, 2022

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