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Officer Wah Choon Lee | Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

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Wah Choon Lee

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 3, 1937

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Age: Not available

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Cause: Electrocuted

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Officer Lee was electrocuted when he grabbed a doorknob in a Wahiawa brothel during a raid. The owner of the brothel had been raided several times before and had rigged the doorknob to prevent officers from entering. The owner was charged with manslaughter as a result of Officer Lee's death.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 27, 2013

 

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