Patrol Officer Charles Hubert Lee

Patrol Officer Charles Hubert Lee

Clayton Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, December 2, 1972

Charles Hubert Lee

Patrol Officer Charles Lee was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drunk driver in a parking lot at the intersection of S. Lombard Street and Second Street.

The suspect was sentenced to death but later had his sentenced reduced to life in prison. The suspect died in prison of a drug overdose.

Officer Lee had served with the Clayton Police Department for over two years. He was survived by his wife and 8-month-old daughter.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

arrest, drunk driver

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felt the need to talk to you today....but I cant
felt the need to hug you today.....but again I cannot
I woder what your laughter sounds like....but I cant hear it.
I miss you Daddy....
I am on the comittee to design the police memorial at the new PD building, It only took them 38 years to build one.
I hope I make you proud.
I love you.

Angela Lee
Clayton PD/Daughter

February 9, 2011

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