Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Bruce Kevin Lee

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, May 13, 2003

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Bruce Kevin Lee

Hey Brother
We still miss you, Shelly and I woke up today talking about you.
We went to the wall in October even thru the pandemic.
We shall be there next year for the week!
Your always in our hearts.

Retired Deputy Glenn Scott
Riverside Sheriff #1074

May 13, 2022

Bruce
Shelly and I miss you and think and talk of you often. I still tell some of the funny stories you and I lived while working together, back in the days of having dinner on the hoods of our units behind the furniture store......... We're not there this year until October Know tho that I am wearing your shirt today.. Miss ya brother.

Retired Deputy G.A. Scott
Riverside Sheriff

May 13, 2021

Bruce was a classmate and friend at Westchester High School in Los Angeles. A great man who elected to serve as a Deputy Sheriff in order to serve and protect. Superb sense of humor and always positive. We will always miss him. Sad loss.

Personal friend
High school classmate

August 14, 2019

Time swiftly moves but memories of the heart fade slow. Deputy Lee was my Riverside County Sheriff's Academy classmate, 81st Basic. We became very supportive of each other during the Academy during fall of 1980. We grew up not far from each other. Here I am 39 years later, proudly serving as a Department of Veterans Affairs Police Department officer. We were the 81st Basic. The days of revolvers, pencil to paper reports and taking time for each other rather than electronic devices.

Officer Samuel Knight
Department of Veterans Affairs

May 13, 2019

Damn Brother, 16 Years......Shelly and I still talk about you. My Coors sign is still intact and working . We shall be in DC next year to see you. I will be going to the desert soon and will stop and be there to see you also. I sure do miss you.......Sam 21.

Glenn and Shelly Scott
RSD Retired, District Attorney

May 3, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Lee. Wondering if you were related to actor Bruce Lee who died I believe in 1973 too.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 20, 2019

Hi Bruce; I still have those collectible Budweiser Steins you gave me for several Christmas'. Great memories seeing how excited you were giving them to me! Thanks again for your friendship.

Sgt. Wes Takahashi (retired)
Beverly Hills Police Department

February 13, 2019

Bruce was a best friend since high school. Great sense of humor. Loyal and honest. Always a gentleman and always will be missed so much. Rest In Peace.

John Kirkpatrick
Friend

October 22, 2018

Deputy Sheriff B.K. Lee will never ever be forgotten. May God bless his family.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 18, 2018

Bruce, it has been 15 years since you were taken from us and you are still missed and remembered by so many. This is the 6th year that the Thermal station remembers you on a day near May 13, by meeting at your highway sign near Home Depot putting up a wreath, then going to the highway sign near Vons and putting up another wreath. Many of your co-workers and friends then run/walk/bike to the Civic Center Park and put up a wreath on the memorial there too. I have joined the walking group the last 2 years, along with Nancy, Billie, Anna and Erica Lee. Erica is Anna's daughter and her middle name is in honor of you.

Plus I am told there are many posts on social media. I'm not on the social media sites but it is nice to hear all the great things people have to say about you. To this day I hear great stories about you that I had not heard before, most of them are about how you helped someone or how kind you were to them...I love hearing these stories. I hope you knew how much your were loved and how many lives you touched.

Erica Lee has also run in your memory at the Dia de los Muertos Run in Coachella, and Rosemarie's daughter, Stephanie, has ridden her bike at the Patriot's Ride in Indian Wells in your memory as well. You even touched the lives of these young people who chose to honor you in these ways.

I have new friends now...people I never expected to have in my life...they are families of other fallen officers. I treasure their friendships because they understand what it is to feel this hole in our hearts yet know we need to find new purpose in our lives. We love to share stories about you as we laugh one minute and cry the next. One of these new friends is Remedios, wife of fallen CHP officer Saul Martinez. I remember the morning you came in and told me about Saul's accident. Never did I dream Remedios and I would become friends because we shared this kind of loss in common. But like her husband, she is a very giving person. We attend most memorial events together. It is nice to have someone in the desert to share these events. We both think it is important for the agencies to continue to recognize your sacrifices, so we try to attend any event where you, Saul and other fallen officers are being remembered here in the desert.

I was truly blessed to have you in my life. I miss you so much. I hope you hear all the prayers I send your way, Love, Patsy

Patsy Lee, wife

May 14, 2018

RIP Deputy Lee.

Deputy Sheriff LASD

May 13, 2018

Bruce, it has been 15 years since you were taken from us and you are still missed and remembered by so many. This is the 6th year that the Thermal station remembers you on a day near May 13, by meeting at your highway sign near Home Depot putting up a wreath, then going to the highway sign near Vons and putting up another wreath. Many of your co-workers and friends then run/walk/bike to the Civic Center Park and put up a wreath on the memorial there too. I have joined the walking group the last 2 years, along with Nancy, Billie, Anna and Erica Lee. Erica is Anna's daughter and her middle name is in honor of you.

Plus I am told there are many posts on social media. I'm not on the social media sites but it is nice to hear all the great things people have to say about you. To this day I hear great stories about you that I had not heard before, most of them are about how you helped someone or how kind you were to them...I love hearing these stories. I hope you knew how much your were loved and how many lives you touched.

Erica Lee has also run in your memory at the Dia de los Muertos Run in Coachella, and Rosemarie's daughter, Stephanie, has ridden her bike at the Patriot's Ride in Indian Wells in your memory as well. You even touched the lives of these young people who chose to honor you in these ways.

I have new friends now...people I never expected to have in my life...they are families of other fallen officers. I treasure their friendships because they understand what it is to feel this hole in our hearts yet know we need to find new purpose in our lives. We love to share stories about you as we laugh one minute and cry the next. One of these new friends is Remedios, wife of fallen CHP officer Saul Martinez. I remember the morning you came in and told me about Saul's accident. Never did I dream Remedios and I would become friends because we shared this kind of loss in common. But like her husband, she is a very giving person. We attend most memorial events together. It is nice to have someone in the desert to share these events. We both think it is important for the agencies to continue to recognize your sacrifices, so we try to attend any event where you, Saul and other fallen officers are being remembered here in the desert.

I was truly blessed to have you in my life. I miss you so much. I hope you hear all the prayers I send your way, Love, Patsy

Patsy Lee, wife

May 13, 2018

15 Years Damn Bruce we miss you. Shelly and I will see you next year in DC.

Retired Deputy Glenn Scott
Riverside Co. Sheriff

May 13, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 13, 2018

My prayers go out to your Family.
Your Name and Story will live on and never be forgotten.
Thank you for your service and may God watch over your Family.

DST RAMIREZ
LASD

September 20, 2017

14 years ago you were tragically taken from us. I remember the last time I saw you like it was yesterday. We were celebrating Mother's Day & you were taking a nap after a delicious meal. Never did I think that would be the last time we'd see your smiling face. A few days later we got that terrible call. Walking into that hospital was surreal. Like the scenes you see in the movies. In the days, months & years that followed seeing the support from the law enforcement family take care of their own was amazing. I grew a whole new level of respect for them. So, THANK YOU to all the men & women who serve & protect us daily. We lost an amazing deputy but I've gained a special "Deputy Angel" watching over me. Bruce, we miss you & love you. You will never be forgotten. RIP, Deputy Lee.

Cousin Billie

May 13, 2017

Hey bud 14 years, it still hurts. I hope you know how much ALL of us miss you. We'll be there in DC next year. I know the girils are sitting there across from you and guarding you. Shelly and I both miss you and the COORS sign is still safe.

Dep Glenn Scott
Riverside Co Sheriff

May 12, 2017

Bruce, you made a lasting impression on me. You were one of the really good and kind deputies. I remember you coming by and taking a break inside my storage facility just to find a safe place to rest. You always had a kind word and a smile on your face.

Trooper Matt Huebert
New Mexico Mounted Patrol

December 24, 2016

Hi Bruce; miss you lots and I'll always remember the fun times. Stay in peace.

Aloha, Wes

Sgt. Wes Takahashi (retired)
Beverly Hills PD

April 29, 2016

Bruce

Shelly & I are thinking about you hard today my friend. We really miss you.

Ret. Deputy Glenn Scott
Riverside Sheriff Depatment

May 13, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 13, 2015

Bruce was a family friend, and was a great cop and an even better human being! A huge loss to both the RSO Family and LEO in general! You were taken from us way too soon Brother! Rest in Peace

Ofc> Michael Strohmeier
Indio PD (ret)

April 9, 2015

Thank you for the 22 years of great service. Rest in peace brother.

Police Officer Steven Banh #1792

April 22, 2014

My partner and friend which I miss and will never forget. I also will never forget when you were there for me in my need. Our Department and communities had lost a great Deputy. My thoughts and prayer are with you my friend, God speed.

Deputy Orr
Riverside Co. Sheriffs / Friend

July 17, 2013

Bruce
Shelly and Iare thinking about you and all the good you did.
We'll see you soon.
Scotty & Shelly

Retired Deputy Glenn A. Scott
Riverside County Sheriff

May 13, 2013

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