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Patrolman Robert Donald Leigh | Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio


Robert Donald Leigh

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, April 27, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 9 years

Badge # P55

Military veteran

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: 2/7/1940

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Patrolman Robert Leigh succumbed to injuries sustained two months earlier when he was involved in a motorcycle accident.

He was attempting to catch a speeding motorist when his motorcycle collided with a car that was turning out of a private driveway. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The speeding motorist was found guilty in traffic court and fined $10.00, court costs, and had his license suspended for six months.

Patrolman Leigh had served with the Cincinnati Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and five children and is buried in the Soldiers’ Section of Laurel Cemetery, Madisonville, Ohio.

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Patrolman Leigh,
On today, the 76th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Armed Forces.


United States Border Patrol
April 27, 2016


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