Officer Wah Choon Lee

Officer Wah Choon Lee

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Tuesday, August 3, 1937

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Wah Choon Lee

Officer Wah Lee was electrocuted when he grabbed a doorknob in a Wahiawa brothel during a raid in Wahiawa.

The owner of the brothel had been raided several times before and had rigged the doorknob to prevent officers from entering. The owner was charged with manslaughter as a result of Officer Lee's death.

Officer Lee had served with the Honolulu Police Department for 2-1/2 years. He was survived by his father, sister, and four brothers.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted
  • Weapon Unknown weapon
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

prostitution, search warrant

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Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 3, 2020

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