Patrol Officer Roscoe Lee

Patrol Officer Roscoe Lee

Jacksonville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 30, 1979

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 shot 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
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Rest in Peace Patrol Officer Roscoe Lee. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Jacksonviille, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the soul of the scum responsible for your murder.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 30, 2016

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