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Police Officer Richard Michael Leskie | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Richard Michael Leskie

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Monday, July 1, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 1568

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 16 gauge

Offender: Committed Suicide

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Police Officer Richard Leskie was shot in the back and killed while pursuing a burglary suspect.

He had chased the suspect into the basement of the building. As Officer Leskie descended the basement stairs the suspect, who was hiding under the stairs with a 16-gauge shotgun, fired, striking Officer Leskie in the back, killing him.

Officer Leskie had served with the Detroit Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife, two children, parents, four siblings.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
July 4, 2015

 

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