The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”
Police Officer Jerrid Marvin Lee
Jerrid was born January 16, 1992 to James Edward and Jodie Lynn Lee of Price Hill in Cincinnati. He graduated from Bethel-Tate High School during 2010.
Jerrid joined the United States Air Force and graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base during November 2012. He served in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Staff Sergeant Lee earned a degree in Criminal Justice from the Community College of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio in the Fall of 2017.
He joined the Clearcreek Township Police Department as a part-time police officer on August 14, 2017. He was released from his field training officer on December 27, 2017 and promoted to full-time Police Officer on January 22, 2018. Officer Lee was young and energetic and worked diligently to make Clearcreek Township a safer place for its residents, according to township administrators. By January 2019, he had served his country and community for 6¼ years.
On Monday night, January 28, 2019, Officer Lee left a gymnasium to go to work. He was eastbound on Ohio 125 near Lindale-Mount Holly Road in Amelia at 8:19 p.m. when Justin M. Watts (31), impaired by drugs, drove his GMC Envoy across the centerline and head-on into Officer Lee’s Honda Civic. Officer Lee was killed instantly.
Officer Lee is survived by his wife, Katie (Adams) Lee; children, Annabelle Lee and Bentley Lee; parents, James (Crysta) Lee and Jodie Walker; grandmother, Blanche Lee; parents-in-law, Jeff and Kathy Adams; brothers, Chris Lee, Justin Lee, and Jordan Lee; and brother-in-law, Ben (Amber) Donley.
Visitation will be held 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at the E. C. Nurre Funeral Home in Amelia. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m.
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