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Patrol Officer Leland Pye | Hoffman Estates Police Department, Illinois Hoffman Estates Police Department, Illinois

Patrol Officer

Leland Pye

Hoffman Estates Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, April 6, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 21 years

Badge # 205

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 4/5/1985

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Officer Leland Pye suffered a fatal heart attack following a struggle with a prisoner.

Officer Pye had just arrested the man for battery and had transported him to the police station when the man began to fight. During the struggle, Officer Pye collapsed. He was transported to a local hospital where he died the following day.

Officer Pye had served with the Hoffman Estates Police Department for 21 years. He was survived by his wife, son and daughter.

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Officer Pye's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-29-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
January 29, 2017


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