Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detention Officer Gene Wade Lee

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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Reflections for Detention Officer Gene Wade Lee

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office, Ret.

October 31, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Lee. You will not be forgotten. My sincere condolences to the Lee family for your loss.

Officer E. Houston
MCSO Court Operations

October 31, 2019

As a friend for over 12 years, fellow QAP Posse member and fellow Arizona Ranger I never knew him to say a bad or discouraging word to or about anyone. We worked many details together and it became my privilege to witness his compassion first hand. There is nothing like the heart of a Volunteer! Jim Lee was a gift of a human being and will be missed by many. May his spirit live on in the rest of us as we try to uphold this legacy of his. RIP, my friend...Rayl Evans, Arizona Ranger

Ranger Rayl Evans
Arizona Rangers, Est 1901, LE Volunteer

October 31, 2019

Lee, it was a huge honor to have you as a partner working the same unit for over two years. We will always remember your unique humor and drive on full filling your job duties to the fullest. May the angels be with you watching over your family. We hold the watch now and Rest In Peace my MCSO brother.

Officer Gonzalez
Maricopa County Sheriffs Office

October 31, 2019

Rest in peace in heaven. Well take it from here. Never forgotten.

Lt. Jim Russo

October 31, 2019

Sir, You will forever be in our thoughts and prayers form now till we meet again. We will be here to help your wife and 2 children. Watch over us brother. God Speed.

Ofc. M.Warren
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

October 31, 2019

Heavenly Father, You are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Brother-in-Blue, Detention Officer Gene Lee, of the Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff’s Office, was suddenly and violently taken from us on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in the Line-of-Duty after being assaulted by an inmate. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the cross. We ask this through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; for He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one can go to the Father except by way of the Son. Amen.

“The greatest love you can show is to give your life for your friends.”[John 15:13 GW]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, NCCA, NACM
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Christian Minister/Chaplain
Appointed Chaplain: Merrimack NH Police Department [Since 2014]
Appointed Chaplain: Nashua NH Police Department [Since 2018]

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

October 31, 2019

Thanks aren't enough for everything you and you family have given. We will never forget you, and we will do our best to honor your memory properly for your family.

Sgt Jonathan Wade
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

October 31, 2019

May the lord comfort and strengthen the Lee Family during this very difficult time. God please be with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office during this very tragic time. REST IN PEACE BROTHER!!

Master Deputy & Antoine Thomas
Wake County Sheriff’s Office

October 31, 2019

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

October 31, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer Lee. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

October 31, 2019

RIP Officer Lee. I was not fortunate enough to know you personally; however, many people I love are hurting with hearing of your passing. You are my brother, doesn't matter if we know each other on a personal level or not. My heart is just as heavy, I don't have the words to express what I truly want to say. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. You will be missed!

FTO D. Sutherland
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

October 31, 2019

To the Lee family. I am so sorry for this horrible ordeal. Your husband/father served our community honorably and died needlessly.

A. Johnson
Former RN with DOC

October 31, 2019

My condolences on the loss of Detention Officer Lee. Such a tragic loss. I pray that God wraps his arms around his family, co-workers and friends as they grieve this loss. I'm so very sorry.

Sheila Adkins-Reynolds
City of Montgomery Alabama Police Department

October 31, 2019

Rest in Peace

Sgt. S. Myers
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

October 31, 2019

Our prayers go out to Officer Lee's family, friends and to all of the members of the Sheriff's Dept. We are incredibly sorry for your loss.

Jack & Tami Janssen
Both Retired Salem Police Officers, Salem, OR

October 31, 2019

The thoughts, hearts and prayers of everyone here at CCPD go out to the families, both blood and blue, of Officer Lee. May the Good Lord give you strength, comfort and peace.
He swore an oath to serve and protect and he made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of that oath.

Go with God.
Lt. Michael V. Caldwell, Chaplain

October 31, 2019

The Durham County Sheriff's Office, Detention Services Division sends our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the Family, Friends, and Co-workers of Detention Officer Gene Lee. During this time we hold close to the memories and good times shared as a source of comfort. Being ever mindful of the pride he embraced when wearing their uniform.
Respectfully Submitted,
Security Captains Alicia S. McKinney and Jermaine Russell
Durham County Sheriff's Office
Durham, NC

Capt. Alicia S. McKinney
Durham County Sheriff's Office

October 31, 2019

Thank you for your service , may god ease your family’s pain .

Patrolman Robert P Colburn
Boston Police Dept

October 31, 2019

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

October 31, 2019

May God watch over your family and we will never forget you the thin blue as you now a member of God angels watch over your brothers and sisters.

Lt George Silvio
Harris county So Houston Tx

October 31, 2019

May God grant you peace and assuage the pain of your dear family.

Special Agent-in-Charge [Retired] Jerry
Department of Defense

October 31, 2019

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Lee during this time of tragifc and senseless loss.

Officer Donnie Meaders
Konawa (OK) Police Department

October 31, 2019

Prayers for your MCSO brothers and sisters Rip Officer Lee your work is done behind the steel and concrete this hits close to home for many of us that works behind the gates rest easy sir we have the watch from here patrol the gates of heaven prayers for your family

Corporal John Biggins
Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office TN

October 31, 2019

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Lee and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Officer Lee, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

October 31, 2019

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