Police Officer Robert Wayne Lee

Police Officer Robert Wayne Lee

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, January 31, 1971

Robert Wayne Lee

Police Officer Robert Lee was shot and killed when he and his partner interrupted a robbery in progress at a local service station.

The two officers were transporting a juvenile prisoner at the time. When the suspect inside saw the officers he ran out and fire a round which struck Officer Lee in the head. Officer Lee's partner, Officer Daryl Shirley, was able to fatally shoot the suspect during a foot chase.

Officer Shirley was shot and killed in the line of duty in an unrelated case on April 28th, 1982.

Officer Lee had served with the Houston Police Department for just over two years. He was survived by his wife, parents, brother, and two sisters.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 2 years, 1 month
  • Badge 2296

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Love you and miss you big brother, think about you always but especially this week as your birthday and another Christmas has gone by. You will always be my hero.

Carolyn Lee Arnold

December 26, 2017

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