|Matthew Young Lee
04/18/1962 - 05/30/2016
Matthew was a steadfast public servant, beginning his career as a Fire Apparatus Engineer, then taking a supervisory role at Delta Camp where he
was responsible for project implementation and the supervision and training of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
inmate firefighters. After graduating from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy, he moved into arson investigations and
served as a Fire Captain Specialist. Matt truly enjoyed when his work landed him in the middle of an active investigation requiring surveillance,
enabling him to utilize his bag of law enforcement gadgets. As Deputy Chief he took a role in statewide programs as the team leader for the
integration of structure damage inspection during wildland fires and for the implementation of wildland fire investigation reports within the CAL FIRE
emergency incident reporting system.
In his capacities as a firefighter, mentor, neighbor, and family man, Matt was most known for his love of life and ability to connect with others. His
smile and laugh were infectious. In recent years, he enjoyed traveling the world with his wife, Melissa and living every moment to the fullest. There
was no one that he could not talk to and befriend.
An exemplary son, Matt was a devoted husband and loved by those around him. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gary. Matt is survived
by his wife, Melissa Lee, parents, Young and Jessie Lee, and siblings, Karen (Paul) Tsuda, Michael (Julie) Lee, and Mitchell Lee.