Deputy Sheriff Leon Alexander Bernard

Deputy Sheriff Leon Alexander Bernard

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, April 9, 1963

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Leon Alexander Bernard

Deputy Bernard was shot and killed while following two armed robbery suspects. Deputy Bernard was an off-duty jailer when he observed the robbery and began following the vehicle. The vehicle stopped near Lake Garfield and the passenger confronted Deputy Bernard and shot him.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Bernard.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 9, 2019

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