Ron Lee was born on December 29, 1935. He joined the Ontario Provincial Police as a Provincial Constable in November 1957 and spent his career in the north at Sault Ste. Marie, Blind River, Elliot Lake (Municipal), Montreal River, and White River Detachments. On moving from White River to Dowling Detachment, Ron was promoted to Corporal.

On the evening of August 28, 1976, to assist with the large volume of traffic coming from the local racetrack, Corporal Lee was directing traffic onto Highway 144 when an impaired driver struck him, resulting in the officer’s death.

A plaque is located in the Sudbury Court House in memory of Ron Lee.

Ron Lee was survived by his father.