Police Officer Michael Lee died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty.
Officer Lee had served with the Navajo Division of Public Safety for 29 years and was assigned to the Chinle Police District. He is survived by his wife and children.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.