Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Eric D. Lee

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, August 19, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Eric D. Lee

Hi Mr. Eric,
I don't remeber you (since I was only 1 when you died), but my dad, your former parner Raul Rodriguez, has told me many great things about you. I pray that God will be with your family until they see you again. I one day hope to meet you in heaven. My dad misses you soo much that my brother's middle name is Eric. You will never be forgotten...ever.

With love,
Sara Rodriguez

Sara Rodriguez
Daughter of former partner Raul Rodriguez

June 14, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Lee. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

I was so sad to see this link of Eric's passing, but when I reflected on him all I could do was smile. He was an amazing person, kind, generous and wise beyond his years. I had not spoken to him in over 20 years, but what I would say is "well done!' I salute my old and dear friend!! I know you are in a special amazing place and you deserve to be there. Although I do not know the family, I know that he picked a beautiful bride and he left an amazing legacy, his daughter.
May God Bless your family!!

Janet Montgomery-Harris
Old Friend

April 10, 2012

Like a comet
Blazing 'cross the evening sky
Gone too soon

Like a rainbow
Fading in the twinkling of an eye
Gone too soon

Shiny and sparkly
And splendidly bright
Here one day
Gone one night

Like the loss of sunlight
On a cloudy afternoon
Gone too soon

Clergy
Clergy Association of IL

March 8, 2012

You will always be my son-in-law, no matter what. You are greatly missed but your honor lives on.

Jeannette Tinnelle
March, 2012

Jeannette Tinnelle
Mother-In-Law

March 4, 2012

Hey Brother, Friend, Hero,

I Love and Miss U Dearly and as you know by now we also lost Stevie to the sensless violence in Chicago as well. Keep watch over us all and Rest in eternal Peace. By the way, your Erica has blossomed into a beautiful young lady with many talents. And your niece Amber hears about you all the time.

Sister, Michelle Lee
Your Sister, Chelle

January 25, 2012

Hard to believe it has been 10 years, Eric. Please know that your contribution to the Chicago Police Department will not be forgotten as you too shall not be forgotten.

Detective Thomas Downes
Chicago

August 20, 2011

Ten years have gone by and many people are still saddened. In some way, many of us are still waiting in the hospital ramp/parking lot for good news on that steamy Sunday night.

Though you have left us, we all carry your memory and take comfort that you are watching over us.

I hope that you have found that eternal peace that we all hope for. One day we will see eachother again, but until then...
" 7-3-1 .... 19-Paul"

RODRIGUEZ
former partner

August 19, 2011

Dear Shawn and Erica,

I just finished reading Defending the Damned and my heart goes out to you both. Eric Lee was a hero, role model and a wonderful man. I am impressed that you were brave enough to open up your life to an author writing about Public Defenders. It was fascinating and heartbreaking to read about the process through your eyes. Eric will continue to touch peoples lives in a positive way through the book. Happy New Year!

-A Public Defender

Public Defender
Orlando, Fl

December 31, 2010

Dear Shawn & Erica,

Eric D. Lee was one of the most amazing young men that I knew. Not only was he a "gentle giant", he was also a champion for our youth. He was a GREAT father and husband and I know that he is proud of you both, and I'm proud to call him Son In Law! God Bless both you and Erica and may Eric's essense and spirit always surround and embrace you both!

Jeannette Tinnelle
Mother In Law

December 22, 2010

Dear Shawn & Erica,

My husband has 36 years in law enforcement but thank god finally retired to take an easy job working in a library 20 hours a week. Well, it's not 100% safe but I sleep better at night... I say that and it's 2am here.

My heart is with you two forever. I am a lawyer and quit to teach college because I could not stand representing slimeballs.

Know you will meet again soon.

Another cop wife

Anonymous

November 12, 2010

WOW, myself and several other friends here in California were shocked and saddened to hear of your passing, You left a lasting impression on all our minds, the very compassionate, and friendly giant from Camp Pendleton. Although we all lost contact with new adventures in our lives I'm so grateful and pleased to say "I knew what a phenomenal person you were" God Bless your family & you will continue to have a place in my heart as well as your Cali friends as well... A cloak of Blessings are bestowed upon you and your family.... Tammy Clines-Stroman &Family, & The Chapple Family.

Anonymous

August 27, 2010

Always remembered & honored 4 his service & his ultimate sacrifice.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister & grandda. of LEOs

August 20, 2010

"I knew life wasn't fair, I just didn't think it would cheat so much." -Irv Kupcinet

Please continue to continue to watch over us.

Be blessed.

RODRIGUEZ
731 / 1st Watch (1997)

August 19, 2010

You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones.

"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." Author Unknown

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 19, 2010

RIP Marine, your sacrifice and dedication is not forgotten!

Semper Fi,

Special Agent DHS-ICE
Major USMC

Anonymous

May 22, 2010

U WAS ON MY MIND ALONG WITH MY DAD AND I CAME ACROSS THIS LINK. THERE IS NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I DO NOT THINK OF HOW NICE U WAS TO ME AND MY FAMILY. ANYTIME WE WERE IN NEED, YOU WAS ALWAYS THERE TO PROVIDE INSIGHT AND GUIDANCE. WHEN U PASSED I THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER FIND ANOTHER FRIEND LIKE U AND MANY YEARS LATER, THAT IS STILL THE CASE. U R DEARLY MISSED BY ALL BUT I AM SURE WE WILL SEE EACH OTHER ONE DAYS. REST IN PEACE MY DEAR FRIEND. REST IN PEACE

T WHEELER
FRIEND FIR LIFE

December 19, 2009

Eric,

You cross my mind from time to time. I'm glad I found this page to leave a reflection for you. I worked at Moo and Oink with you and your partner Andre when you were working off duty security back in 1996. I will never forget the day that I watched the news and found out that you passed. I also cannot forget the next day front page sun-times photo of your partner Andre grieving for you. You were a good brother and always had encouraging words for younger brothers like myself. God bless you family and rest in peace.

Taiwan

Taiwan

December 16, 2009

May Your light Shine always! We have not Forgotten YOU!!Rest in Peace!!

Chris Jackson
citizen

September 8, 2009

Eric Lee, you are not forgotten.

Detective PBJ
Chicago P.D.

August 22, 2009

"Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they will be called the sons of God" Matthew 5:9

Rest in peace Sir

James Clendening
Glades County Sheriff's Office

August 19, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and protect them from harm.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 19, 2009

My 7-year old son would sometimes ask:

"Who am I named after" or "where did you get my name?"

While in Chicago last year, I took D. Eric to the Gold Star Memorial. He helped me stencil your name and realized the name.

He looks at a picture of you and tries to figure out whyis he named after you. When I told him that you were my partner and now in heaven, he understood far beyond his years.

He then said: "does that mean that him and grandpa are watching us from heaven?"

Your End of Watch on Earth came 8 years ago; but, we know you're still keeping watch over all of us. May our Lord bless your family today and always and may He continue to be with Shawn and Erica.

"7-3-1"

DHS ICE Special Agent Raul Rodriguez
former 007th District partner

August 19, 2009

Just by happenstance I have met your brother Mark. We do not know one another per se, but you are a man in blue and that is something I know well. I appreciate the sacrifice you have made for not only your neighborhood but also your country as a Marine. Thank you Officer Lee. You will never be forgotten!

To Officer Lee's family: I am so sorry for your loss. I am a FF/Paramedic in NC and truly understand your loss. Three members of our county NCSHP troop have been killed in the line of duty (Mst. Sgt. Calvin E. Taylor, Oct. 3, 2001; Sr. Trooper Anthony G. Cogdill, May 30, 2003; David Shaun Blanton, June 17, 2008). These men were loved, and respected and are deeply missed EVERY DAY, just as I know your husband, father, son, nephew, uncle is missed. God bless each of you. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Sincerely,
Marti A. Ingle

Marti A. Ingle
Haywood Co Rescue Squad

July 7, 2009

Sweetie,

It's been such a long time that I've actually sat here and typed anything but I visit here frequently because this is what brings me comfort. Reading reflection after reflection of the impact you made on so many. Men, women, children, known and unknown. You are such a big part of my heart and your spirit still lives in us daily.

Yes, your baby girl graduated 8th grade, head held high as she marched across the stage in her white robe. Yes, she made National Junior Honor Society and it was and still is a very proud moment.

She misses you more than you'll ever know and we talk more and more about the man, friend, father and husband you were to us.

Continue to smile on us...

Love you eternally!

Mrs. Shawn Lee

Anonymous

June 22, 2009

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