Patrolman Edward F. Lee

Patrolman Edward F. Lee

Milton Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, May 16, 1940

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Edward F. Lee

Patrolman Edward Lee was shot in the abdomen and killed by one of two suspects he and his partner had taken into custody for driving a stolen motor vehicle. The shooting happened on Central Avenue in Milton as the patrolmen were escorting the suspects into the police station.

The suspect who shot Patrolman Lee was apprehended and sentenced to death. He was executed in 1941.

Patrolman Lee had served with the agency for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and parents.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

prisoner custody, stolen vehicle

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Patrolman Lee,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Milton. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 16, 2020

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