Cherokee County

Canton police officer’s wife dies 2 weeks after giving birth

CANTON, Ga. — A Canton police officer’s wife has died just two weeks after giving birth.

Brianna Lee, 25, died Sunday of unexpected medical complications, according to a GoFundMe set up to help the family. She was a mom of two and wife to officer Jesse Lee.

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Brianna Lee had just given birth to her daughter, Amelia. The couple’s son, William, is four.


Since her death, the Canton community has raised nearly $30,000 to help with funeral expenses and help Jesse Lee care for the children.

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“During these trying times, we know it takes a village to raise a family. Not to mention Jesse being able to provide for his family and attempt to continue with anything close to normalcy as possible,” organizers wrote on the GoFundMe.

Jesse Lee is a Marine veteran. The couple met at Cherokee High School.

You can donate to the family’s GoFundMe HERE.

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