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Captain Michael Leonard | Pittsfield Police Department, Massachusetts Pittsfield Police Department, Massachusetts


Michael Leonard

Pittsfield Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 1, 1898

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Age: 55

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

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Captain Leonard was killed when he struck by a train. He was in charge of a detail assigned to the local train depot. More than 5,000 citizens had gathered there awaiting the arrival of soldiers returning from the Spanish-American War. A freight train approaching the station failed to slow down and Captain Leonard was struck as he attempted to help a mother and child off of the tracks.
Captain Leonard had been with the agency for 17 years and was survived by his wife and 11 children.

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Proud to have Captain Michael Leonard on my family tree. He is my 2nd great grandfather, and a true hero. May he rest in peace.

Mrs. Eileen Franklin
April 15, 2017


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