Policeman Jerry Lee

Policeman Jerry Lee

Garrett Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, June 16, 1941

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Jerry Lee

Policeman Jerry Lee was shot and killed outside of the local coal company's poolroom while on patrol.

The incident occurred when the driver of a vehicle pulled up next to him and an occupant opened fire with a high-powered rifle, killing him.

Policeman Lee had served with the Garrett Police Department for only six months. He had previously served with the Wayland Police Department for 3.5 years.

He is survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available


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Officer Lee,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Garrett. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 16, 2021

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