photo of Wilson Shee
photo of Wilson Shee

Wilson M. Shee


January 02, 1921 - December 12, 1957

On December 12, 1957 Agent Wilson M. Shee of the U.S. Department of Treasury, Federal Bureau of Narcotics was killed in San Francisco, California by a drug addicted informant. He was 36 years of age at the time of his death.

Born in San Francisco, Agent Shee began his federal career in 1941 with the Department of the Army as a laborer at the Navy Yard, Mare Island, California, and was later promoted to the position of clerk. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945. He joined the U.S. Treasury Narcotics Bureau as a Clerk-Interpreter in December 1949 and was quickly promoted to Agent status. He was commended for his brilliant undercover work and Chinese language skills.

Although his demeanor was quiet, his competence was recognized throughout the narcotics service. In one important case, he posed as a New York narcotics wholesaler and arrested three Chinese traffickers attempting to smuggle $100,000 worth of opium into Alameda, California. For his fine work, the Treasury Department presented him a $500 merit award.

Agent Shee was survived by his wife, Evelyn May Wong Shee.

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