Police Officer Michael Lee

Police Officer Michael Lee

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

End of Watch Thursday, June 18, 2020

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Michael Lee

Police Officer Michael Lee died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty.

Officer Lee had served with the Navajo Division of Public Safety for 29 years and was assigned to the Chinle Police District. He is survived by his wife and children.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Arizona

communicable disease, COVID-19

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On behalf of my family I would like to say thank you for all your well wishes. My name is Herberta John, sister to Mike. I should add that he is my only sibling. It has been a hard journey for us but with heart felt words of encouragement we keep on. I have 5 children and 3 grandchildren that were very close to their uncle. My mom and dad has been taking this very hard and their has not been a day that she has not shed tears. More so this pandemic keeps us all from being their physically for each others. We will miss his random text messages about Bigfoot's footprint on his porch, his humour, his laughter, the way he would look up from his phone, clearing of his throat, etc. So many that I can go on and on. My grandson 2 yrs. old saw a person that resemble his grandpa and say mom look, waving. Young as he is, he knows his grandpa. So we are grieving and hoping for better days.

Thank you for your service and god bless.

Herberta John
Sister to Michael E Lee EOW June 18, 2020

January 12, 2021

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