BAYONET POINT, FLA. – Lee Charrier, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, in Bayonet Point, Florida.
He was born in Ahmeek on February 10, 1929 to Roy and Agnes Charrier and attended the Ahmeek School and Calumet High School. Lee moved with his family to Detroit area in 1946 and graduated from Dearborn Fordson High School.
Lee joined the Detroit Police Department in 1951. He was promoted to Sergeant and was selected to attend the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville. Following graduation he was assigned to Administrative Aide to the District Commanders, later the Chief of Patrol and the Superintendent. He was assigned to the Office of Chief following his promotion to lieutenant. In 1973 he was given command of the Mounted Division. He was promoted to Inspector in 1975 and retired in 1977.
Lee served 15 years in the Army Reserve, the last 10 in a special forces unit.
He was Senior Parachutist and a Jumpmaster. He left the service in 1972 as a Master Sergeant.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his step-son, Dr. Robert Bean.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; one sister, Lorraine (Tony) Julio of Laurium; daughters, Diane Charrier of Ketchikan, Alaska, and Barbara Lee (Fred) Smith of Plymouth, Mich.; step-daughter, Pat Adams; daughter-in-law, Janie Bean; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place. Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery at a later date.