Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # 7
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to five years
Officer Leslie Patrick was shot and killed while arresting a man for stealing a horse.
A struggle ensued and the man pulled out a handgun. The subject struck Officer Patrick on the head with the gun and it discharged, fatally wounding him. The suspect was initially sentenced to 40 years but in a second trial had his sentence reduced to five years for shooting Officer Patrick and two years for stealing the horse.
Officer Patrick had served with the Dallas Police Department for one year and was survived by his brother and sister. He was buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Texas.