Patrolman Leonard J. Garrison

Patrolman Leonard J. Garrison

Paris Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, March 30, 1964

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Leonard J. Garrison

Patrolman Leonard Garrison succumbed to injuries suffered one month earlier when he was assaulted while making an arrest at a local bar.

A violent struggle ensued during the arrest in which Patrolman Garrison was struck in the mouth and chest. The strike to his mouth broke several of his teeth. The following morning Patrolman Garrison reported having chest pains which became increasingly severe. It was later determined that the strike to his chest caused a rupture in his heart, which ultimately led to a heart attack.

Patrolman Garrison was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and had served with the Paris Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, four sons, granddaughter, father, sister, and brother.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, February 29, 1964
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 30, 2012

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