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Deputy Bruce Lee remembered

Riverside County Sheriffs Deputy killed in 2003

Deputy Bruce Lee remembered

LA QUINTA, Calif. - It's been nearly 14 years since a Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy died in the line of duty while responding to a call for help at a home in the La Quinta Cove.

A deranged man killed Deputy Bruce Lee during a domestic disturbance call.

Today, a memorial run and ceremony are planned in Lee's honor.

Watch Jeremy Chen live this morning in La Quinta with live reports.

Saturday will mark the 14th anniversary of when Deputy Lee died.

People were set to gather Friday morning in the city to lay wreaths along a stretch of Highway 111 that has been named in his honor.


The wreaths will be placed on both sides of the highway where memorial signs are located.

The wreaths in the past have had blue ribbons as a symbol of his service as a law enforcement officer.

A 3 mile run is then planned from the memorial to the La Quinta Civic Center Park, with a memorial ceremony taking place after the run.

Deputy Lee was beaten to death by a mentally disturbed man in 2003.

He knew the family and went into the home before back-up arrived.

Other deputies shot and killed the suspect in the crime.

Lee was a La Quinta resident and worked for the Sheriff's Department for 23 years.

He would have been 60-years-old next week.


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