Police Chief's Legacy Lives on Through Ribbon Run

Chief Lee

From left: Former Shaker Heights Chief of Police D. Scott Lee with
Chief of Police Jeffrey DeMuth
and his son, Domenic.

Former Shaker Heights Police Chief and Assistant Safety Director D. Scott Lee worked hard to build bridges between the community and police department. As leader and mentor, Chief Lee inspired others to place service above self. Cancer claimed his life in December but his legacy lives on through the Ribbon Run, a May 27 walk/run to raise money for glioblastoma research at UH Seidman Cancer Center.

"The Ribbon Run exemplifies what Chief Lee worked so hard for – the community and police department working together for the good of others,” said Sergeant Daniel Grispino, organizer of this year’s Ribbon Run.

Chief Lee served on the Shaker Heights police department for 33 years, including eight years as chief. He walked at last year's Ribbon Run and cheered others to the finish line. "He never focused on his disease. Instead, he helped raise cancer awareness for the entire community," said Sergeant Grispino.

While this year's Ribbon Run benefits glioblastoma research, future events will raise funds and awareness about other cancers impacting the community such as colon cancer and breast cancer.

The Ribbon Run 5k race and 2-mile walk begins and ends at the Shaker/Green Road RTA lot in Shaker Heights. Register or make donations at https://www.zapevent.com/reg/event/13012