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Police Officer William Marion Lee

Glynn County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, July 27, 1943

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Reflections for Police Officer William Marion Lee

Daddy, It's been 75 years since you left without a chance to say good-by. Your baby girl thinks of you often and I have kept your framed picture in full view in my home for many years. In 2012, I went on a search for the family of the black man who was set up and falsely accused of killing you. This man was sentenced to life in prison. I found some of his family members, including one of his sisters, who (at the time we met her was 101 years of age) was the last surviving sibling. She had a clear mind, was still driving and living in her own place. All of your 4 children became acquainted with them and have become like family. They call us sisters and brother and we call them the same. We've been included in their family reunions and other activities at their church. They had not been able to put a head-stone on their brother's grave, so we purchased one for them. They were so pleased. They were also very grateful to know that we never believed that their brother was guilty of killing you. With deep, deep sobs, that came from deep inside, they said they had lived all their life to know that. The man who really killed you did not stay in Brunswick very long after he murdered you. I hope he made peace with his maker while he still had time. In genealogical records, I was able to trace this man for most of the rest of his life. He left law enforcement after killing you and never went back to it. Daddy, Mama struggled to keep us together and provide for us the best she could. We never went hungry, we never went cold, and we always had a roof over our heads. God put a lot of people in our lives, who helped provide things for us, also. I love you, Dad.

Daughter
Officer Lee's baby daughter.

July 31, 2018

Officer 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 Glynn County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

July 27, 2018

Dad, It was not the "prisoner" who killed you. It was a law enforcement officer. The "prisoner" did not have a gun. I hope that the person who really killed you was haunted for the rest of his life because of the murder he committed. Your wife and three daughters continued life without you. We had a little brother who was born about 7 1/2 months after you left us. I was so young when you left us, and have no real memories of you other than that you were my dad. After all, I was only 11 months old. A couple of friends, who knew you personally, told me on more than one occasion that "your daddy loved his little girls". I have a taken comfort in that knowledge.

Love from your baby girl.

Your Baby girl
August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017

Dad, It was not the "prisoner" who killed who killed you. It was a law enforcement officer. The "prisoner" did not have a gun. I hope that the person who really killed you was haunted for the rest of his life because of the murder he committed. Your wife and three daughters continued life without you. We had a little brother who was born about 7 1/2 months after you left us. I was so young when you left us, and have no real memories of you other than that you were my dad. After all, I was only 11 months old. A couple of friends, who knew you personally, told me on more than one occasion that "your daddy loved his little girls". I have a taken comfort in that knowledge.

Love from your baby girl.

Your Baby girl
August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017

Dad, You are missed by your family. I'm glad that you were involved in the protection of our community. I wish you could tell us what really "went down" that night. The wrong man was convicted of this crime, the real killer went free.

Love from your baby girl

Your Baby girl

October 10, 2012

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

Officer 11169

March 31, 2012

NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT,

CMDR. RET.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA DPS

November 20, 2011

Today I honor the life and service of Officer Lee. His life here on earth has ended but he is not forgotten.

A Grateful Citizen

January 23, 2008

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

March 12, 2006

Officer Lee, I honor you, your name, your memory, your service to the citizens and guests of this community, and for your sacrifice. We will not forget you blue angel. With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer)

Special Agent Jim Crotty
ATF (SA, Retired)

February 27, 2004

You did not die in vain, nor will you be forgotten. Thank you.

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