Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to two life terms
Police Officer Leonard Wilcox and Police Officer Mark Decker were shot and killed while attempting to question a suspicious man at the Brecksville VA Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Both officers were armed only with mace due to administrative guidelines.
While the officers were talking with the man he pulled out a .45 caliber handgun and shot Officer Decker, killing him instantly. Officer Wilcox attempted to run for cover, but the suspect chased him before shooting him as well.
Officer Wilcox had served with the Department of Veterans Affairs Police for two years. He was survived by his wife and three children.
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Police Officer Mark S. Decker