Patrol Officer Roscoe Lee

Patrol Officer Roscoe Lee

Jacksonville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 30, 1979

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Roscoe Lee

Officer Lee was shot and killed when he and other officers responded to a disturbance at a bar at the corner Lincoln Street and Main Street. When the officers arrived at the scene they encountered a man with a shotgun pacing back and forth. The officers immediately took cover and then attempted to talk the man into putting his weapon down. Officer Lee, who was behind a patrol car, raised up to get a clearer view but was hit by a shotgun blast in the face through the open windows of the patrol car. The 21-year-old-suspect was arrested and charged with capital murder.

Officer Lee had served with the Jacksonville Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and four daughters.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 30, 2020

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