Deputy Sheriff Bruce Kevin Lee

Deputy Sheriff Bruce Kevin Lee

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, May 13, 2003

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Bruce Kevin Lee

Deputy Lee was beaten to death with his service baton after responding to a domestic disturbance call on Avenida Velazco Street, in La Quinta, at 0940 hours.

The call involved reports of an emotionally disturbed man attempting to break into his parents' home. Deputy Lee became involved in a struggle with the suspect, and was beaten. Deputy Lee suffered severe head injuries from the attack.

Deputy Lee's backup officer arrived on the scene and found Deputy Lee unconscious. The suspect then began to approach the backup officer with the baton. The suspect refused to drop the baton and was shot and killed. Deputy Lee was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries approximately two hours later.

Deputy Lee had been employed with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for 22 years.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 1088

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object; Baton
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Bruce
Shelly and I miss you and think and talk of you often. I still tell some of the funny stories you and I lived while working together, back in the days of having dinner on the hoods of our units behind the furniture store......... We're not there this year until October Know tho that I am wearing your shirt today.. Miss ya brother.

Retired Deputy G.A. Scott
Riverside Sheriff

May 13, 2021

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