Patrolman Leroy J. Sheares

Patrolman Leroy J. Sheares

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, April 20, 1936

Leroy J. Sheares

Patrolman Leroy J. Sheares was stabbed to death on West 153rd Street while attempting to arrest a man for rape while off duty. The suspect stabbed him in the arm, chest, and abdomen.

Patrolman Sheares was transported to Harlem Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds two days later.

Patrolman Sheares served with the New York City Police Department for three years and was assigned to the 32nd Precinct. He was survived by his wife and 9-year-old son.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 3965

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 18, 1936
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available

off duty, sex offense

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Thinking about you today. No amount of time could ever make us forget you courage and sacrifice for our country. We never seem to realize how lucky we are to have such men and women who are willing to put their lives on the line so we can be safe. Many thanks and may your legacy continue to live on the cops who currently serve today. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

April 20, 2016

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