Comments on Sheriff Lee's Passing

Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco:

"Raymond and I extend our deepest condolences this morning to Sheriff Harry Lee's wife and family and to the people of Jefferson Parish. As a law enforcement professional and as a fixture of Louisiana politics, Harry Lee was one of a kind. It is sad that Louisiana has lost such an extraordinary and colorful leader."

The Louisiana State Police:

"The residents of Jefferson Parish have lost a great leader today. Sheriff Lee has served his community with dedication and great resolve in the face of many adversities over the years. His leadership and service to his community should be commended. He has been a friend to State Police and has always supported our endeavors without hesitation. It has been a great pleasure working with Sheriff Lee over the years and he will definitely be missed by me and the members of this department," said State Police Superintendent Colonel Stanley Griffin.

Congressman Bobby Jindal:

"Today, Louisiana lost one of its great treasures. Sheriff Harry Lee was truly one of a kind, and completely irreplaceable. He was a hero during a time when being a hero wasn't always popular. His love for service and helping people touched countless lives and that will never be forgotten. His memory and his legacy live on. Supriya and I continue to pray for his family during this difficult time."

Sharon Dubois of Baton Rouge:

"My thoughts and Prayers go out to the family during this most difficult time."

Virginia Allen of Ventress:

"I am soo sorry to hear of your lose. Your family is in my prayers. He seemed to be a wonderful person. May God be with you."

Virginia Gibson of Elizabeth:

"I lived and worked in JP for years.  He was a true friend to the people.  He will be greatly missed.  My prayers are with you."

Carlis Lawrence of Belle Rose:

"My prayers go out with you and your family in such a great loss. I do not live in New Orleans, but such a great man you have my family condolences.  May God keep you in his care this is our prayer for you."

Colonel Randy Metz of the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office:

"My condolence to the Lee family. Sheriff Lee was the greatest example of a top notch leader. I have had the honor of meeting him several times at different LE trainings in which Sheriff Lee was the key speaker...what a guy!!! He will be missed."