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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2013

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