Patrolman Victor Robert Lee

Patrolman Victor Robert Lee

Lawton Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, June 1, 1947

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Victor Robert Lee

Patrolman Victor Lee was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance call at a cafe on NE Dearborn Street.

When he arrived he attempted to disarm a man and became engaged in a shootout. Both Patrolman Lee and the suspect were shot, but the suspect recovered from his wounds. The man was apprehended and died in a fire several years later.

Patrolman Lee had only served with the Lawton Police Department for four days. He is buried in Highland Cemetery in Lawton, Oklahoma.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 4 days
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Deceased


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Patrolman Lee,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lawton. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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June 1, 2022

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