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Police Officer Wayne A. Leon | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer

Wayne A. Leon

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Sunday, June 25, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 1338

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Police Officer Wayne Leon was shot and killed while stopping a man suspected of being involved in a shooting on the previous day.

While questioning the man, Officer Leon was shot in the face. Officer Leon was transported to a local hospital where he passed away.

The suspect escaped after being involved in a chase with other officers, but was arrested later in the day. The man was on parole from a 10-year sentence for a 1995 attempted robbery conviction. He was found guilty of aggravated murder of a police officer in November 2000 and sentenced to death.

Officer Leon had served with the Cleveland Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife and three young children.

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CPD Police Officer Wayne Leon is the only one that deserved a second chance.

Citizen Patrick Skiver
August 3, 2016


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