Police Officer Larry DeWayne Lee

Police Officer Larry DeWayne Lee

Moss Point Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Thursday, October 17, 2002

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Larry DeWayne Lee

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 on the bridge.

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 served with the Moss Point Police Department for six years and previously served for eight years with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his son and parents.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 105

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to life

parolee, traffic stop, vehicle pursuit

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You have been on my mind today, and I have shared memories with a friend... I can still recall the last conversation we had... You on duty and worrying about a hair cut... If it slows down love I'll swing by and get a hair cut... Last words we ever spoke... Oh how I miss those smiling blue

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Katherine Buchanan
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July 11, 2023

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