Police Officer Kevin M. Lee

Police Officer Kevin M. Lee

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, January 27, 2006

Kevin M. Lee

Officer Kevin Lee suffered a fatal heart attack following a foot pursuit with three suspects.

Officer Lee was part of a surveillance team that was tailing a group of men who appeared to be casing stores on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan shortly before 1800 hours.

After being told by employees at one of the stores that the men might have taken a laptop computer, Officer Lee and his team moved in on the suspects, who fled on foot.

Following a foot pursuit and struggle with the suspects, Officer Lee lost consciousness. Officers on the scene performed CPR and were able to revive Officer Lee. He was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital, but died one hour later.

Two of the suspects were taken into custody at the scene and the third was arrested several days later.

Officer Lee had served as a full time officer with the New York City Police Department for 10 years and had served an additional 5 years as an auxiliary officer. He was assigned to the Manhattan North Grand Larceny Unit. He is survived by his wife and 6-year-old son, and his parents and sister.

In June 2007, Officer Lee was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department's Purple Shield Medal.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 23265

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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hi all, I'm a NYPD police recruit in the academy, my company has been assigned the honor of doing a memorial on Officer Kevin Lee and was hoping to see if anyone had any stories they are willing to share with us to include in our presentation. We are hoping to learn all we can about him, and are looking forward to hear his stories. Please email me at the email listed below, it would be greatly appreciated.

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PPO Lovetro
NYPD Recruit

November 9, 2018

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