Patrol Officer Charles Hubert Lee

Patrol Officer Charles Hubert Lee

Clayton Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, December 2, 1972

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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, a U.S. Air Force veteran, had served with the Clayton Police Department for more than two years. He was survived by his wife, son, and 8-month-old daughter.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

arrest, drunk driver

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Tonight, as I sit at the dispatch console I think about and remember you. You left us way too soon. My whole life I lived, knowing that not only did I lose my father.... but my mama lost her sweetheart. Her first love. I miss you both, but take comfort in knowing that you are together again in heaven. I picture you holding hands and smiling.

On this, the 51st anniversary of your death.... I hope you and mama are dancing together amongst the stars. I love you both.

Your little girl.

Angela l Perry

December 2, 2023

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