Patrolman Joseph S. Lee

Patrolman Joseph S. Lee

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, March 19, 1921

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Joseph S. Lee

Patrolman Joseph Lee was killed in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of India Street and Cedar Street while chasing a speeding motorist.

As Patrolman Lee entered an intersection an oil truck pulled out in front of him. The impact caused Patrolman Lee to be thrown from the motorcycle into a light pole, killing him instantly.

Patrolman Lee had served with the San Diego Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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Rest in peace Patrolman Lee.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 25, 2022

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