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Police Officer Robert Wayne Lee | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Robert Wayne Lee

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, January 31, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 2 years, 1 month

Badge # 2296

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Robert Lee was shot and killed when he and his partner interrupted a robbery in progress at a local service station.

The two officers were transporting a juvenile prisoner at the time. When the suspect inside saw the officers he ran out and fire a round which struck Officer Lee in the head. Officer Lee's partner, Officer Daryl Shirley, was able to fatally shoot the suspect during a foot chase.

Officer Shirley was shot and killed in the line of duty in an unrelated case on April 28th, 1982.

Officer Lee had served with the Houston Police Department for just over two years. He was survived by his wife, parents, brother, and two sisters.

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Thinking of you this Christmas as I do every day, you were always there for me not just my big brother also my protector. Love you and miss you so much. I know your singing with the angels now.
Capt. Charlie thank you for your condolences, we also wondered why they took the call when they were transporting a prisoner, I believe they wanted to back up their fellow officers.

Carolyn Arnold
December 25, 2016


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