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Sergeant celebrates 50 years with Detroit Police Department

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 17:51:59-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A Detroit police sergeant is celebrating 50 years with the department.

Sergeant Raymond Yee began his career in February 1971 at the age of 28. Upon completion of the Detroit Police Academy, Sgt. Yee was assigned to the Tactical Mobile Unit on June 14, 1971.

Throughout his career, Sgt. Yee worked in various capacities including Major Crime Mobile Unit, Sex Crimes, Criminal Investigations, Patrol, Central District Operations and multiple Detective Units. He progressed through the ranks becoming an Investigator in July 1994 and later a Sergeant in March 1998.

He was also an active union delegate, gaining the respect and trust of his fellow officers and civilian co-workers who describe him as compassionate and diligent with a positive work ethic.

Sgt. Yee has received several awards for his dedication and service to the community including 2005 All-Star Game, 2005 Rosa Parks Funeral and the 2006 Super Bowl that was held in Detroit. Sgt. Yee and the Data Quality team was awarded the Chief Unit Award in 2018 for their combined performance resulting in valuable outstanding service to the department.

Sgt. Yee is currently assigned to Detroit Police Department’s Data Quality Control where he works the midnight shift.

Sgt. Yee is respected and cherished by so many people who have grown to know him. He is a leader who always brings his “A Game” to work and is always will to help and encourage his fellow officers.

He is a true American Hero and valued by this department and community. When asked why he has stayed with DPD for 50 years, Sgt. Yee simply replies over and over again, “because I am having fun.”