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Watchman Lewis L. Leuba | New York City Watch, New York New York City Watch, New York


Lewis L. Leuba

New York City Watch, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 13, 1836

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 4/10/1836

Weapon: Edged weapon; Dirk

Offender: Charged with murder

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Watchman Lewis Leuba died of injuries he received two days earlier when he was stabbed while making an arrest.

Watchman Leuba, and approximately 12 other watchmen, went to 42 Bowery, Manhattan, to arrest five males on a warrant. The men resisted and while Watchman Leuba and another watchman were struggling with one suspect, a second suspect stabbed Watchman Leuba in the back with a dirk. Watchman Leuba died two days later from the wound.

The suspect was arrested and charged with murder.

Watchman Leuba was survived by his wife and four children.

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On this 178th anniversary of your death at the hands of a murderous thug, I want you to know you are never truly forgotten. So many names are added to this sad list every year and all the years that have passed makes it difficult to recall anyone in particular that we did not know personally or who came long before us, but thanks to this site, you will live on and your heroism as well as your contributions as a pioneer of American Law Enforcement will always be acknowledged.

Thank you, God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
April 13, 2014


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