Sheriff Steven Brent Lee, Sr.

Sheriff Steven Brent Lee, Sr.

Trinity County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, November 27, 2008

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Steven Brent Lee, Sr.

Sheriff Brent Lee was killed in an automobile collision while involved in a vehicle pursuit of a hit-and-run and shooting suspect.

His vehicle left the roadway, struck a utility pole and tree, and burst into flames at approximately 4:15 am Thanksgiving morning.

It is believed that wet and foggy conditions contributed to the crash.

Sheriff Lee had been appointed in June to fill an unexpired term and had won the recent election for sheriff. He had recently retired as a lieutenant from the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission. He is survived by his wife and three grown children.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge 401

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Sheriff Lee,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Trinity County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 27, 2018

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