Captain Hugh J. Lee

Captain Hugh J. Lee

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, May 3, 1919

Hugh J. Lee

Captain Hugh Lee suffered a fatal heart attack several hours after assisting at the scene of a large riot in which Patrolman Adolph Butterman had been shot. He was transported to a local hospital after collapsing. He remained in the hospital until passing away two days later.

Patrolman Butterman died from his wounds six weeks later.

Captain Lee had served with the Boston Police Department for 30 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Thursday, May 1, 1919

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Capt. Lee, it's now been 99 years. I know God has Blessed you and that you're still Resting in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

May 3, 2018

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